Award Winning Wine
"this is Garry's favourite white wine" - 93 Pts Halliday Companion 2016
This is the first vintage of Arlewood Chardonnay from the cooler southern reaches of Margaret River.The elegant and subtle bouquet belies the depth of flavour on the palate, with layers of texture and fruit showing as the wine opens up with some air. Not to be drunk too cold, to enjoy the delicate and linear structure of the wine.
The nose exhibits intense grapefruit, cucumber, stone fruit and fresh melon with an underlying spice and toasted cashew nut richness from the French oak.
It is a dry, crisp and flavour intense wine produced in the modern style. Flavours of melon, white stone fruits and toasted cashew nut abound and are supremely integrated and balanced with the French oak. A very long finish from a wine that displays poise and complexity.
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Bottled: 2 February 2019
Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
Maturation: 30% new 70% 2/3 year old French oak barriques for 10 months
Wine Making: Whole fruit pressed before fermentation and maturation on gross lees in 30% new, 70% two to three year-old French oak barriques for 11 months with monthly battonage. Three different yeast strains were used to add complexity and texture. No malo-lactic fermentation. Minimally fined and filtered.