A beautiful example of a contemporary Chardonnay showing a lovely fruit salad mix of melon, stone fruits, pear, apple, citrus, jasmine, and spice, plus vanilla ice cream topped with roasted almonds. The textural palate is smooth, fleshy, and juicy, while offering the full spectrum of fruit flavours. Crisp, clean, natural acidity keeps the palate lively to the long finish.
The 2016 vintage started early, but then settled down with picking dates for Chardonnay being some of the latest in recent years. The mild weather conditions allowed for slow ripening with ripe flavour profiles developing at lower than excepted sugar (Baume) levels. The resulting wine was made entirely from grapes grown on our southern Margaret River vineyard and has a wonderful array of bright fruit aromas and flavours. It is made as a carefree drinking style with modest complexity from barrel fermentation and lees stirring.