Fraser Gallop Estate Margaret River Chardonnay 2019
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- 94 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- HIGHLY RATED HUON HOOKE THE REAL REVIEW
- 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- NEW VINTAGE RELEASE MARGARET RIVER CHARDONNAY
A fresh and zippy Chardonnay with aromas of lemongrass and citrus fruits with hints of coconut husk. Nicely balanced flavours of green pear and vanilla cream on the palate.
94 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in barrel. Crystal clear; does raise the question of confusion between sauvignon blanc and early picked chardonnay. I am perfectly happy with the energy and freshness of this wine, and equally relaxed about any trade-off. Grapefruit and white peach push my button, the oak influence very subtle; as much to do with texture as flavour."
Highly Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Palish colour of a very young wine. The aroma superbly intense and fresh, vibrant and inviting, with multiple fruit aromas. The palate is delicate but intense, fine and fresh and alive. Oak doesn’t show. It's a little short perhaps, but a very smart fruit-driven style."
The Estate Chardonnay is distinctly different from the Parterre in that we wish to downplay the influence of oak to let the pristine fruit flavours take the main stage. Older barrels and stainless barrels were used to help spread lees contact to give the wine more texture. The cooler ripening season resulted in slow sugar accumulation and more intense flavour development and higher retention of natural acidity. The whole bunch grapes were gently pressed, minimising the phenolic pickup resulting in seamless structure. The wine was prevented from going through MLF to retain fruit freshness and perfect acidity. The minimal oak handling reveals a fresh and vibrant wine with an off dry finish, perfect paired with oysters and other seafood's.
|Source/Region:||Margaret River, Western Australia|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar mid term|
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