The 2022 Margaret River chardonnay is hand-picked from two vineyards made up of both Clone 95 and Gin Gin clones. The established Grace and White vineyard is grown on meticulously managed classic Margaret River gravel loam in Cowaramup.
This contemporary chardonnay exhibits all the hallmarks of the cool South West. Lifted stone-fruit and apple flavours are balanced by subtle lees and hints of smoky oak. Cellar confidently – this wine will develop beautiful toasty characters over time.
Paul Conti Wines Margaret River 2016 chardonnay
Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, 25% fermented and matured in new French oak for 4 months. The varietal definition is not in question; the oak plays a support role for texture and flavour alike, leaving it to white peach, nectarine and melon to do the heavy lifting. Crisp, citrussy acidity freshens and lengthens the finish. An A-grade bargain. Rating: 92 points Cellaring: to 2024. James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2018
Vineyard:The 2022 Margaret River Chardonnay is hand-picked from two vineyards made up of both Clone 95 and Gin Gin clones. The established Grace and White vineyard is grown on meticulously managed classic Margaret River gravel loam in Cowaramup. This vineyard has a long reputation for selling fruit to some of the region’s top producers. Fruit from this specific vineyard imparts subtle appley characters. Our younger Miamup Road chardonnay block is grown on lighter loam soils which provide classic stone-fruit characters and fresh acid.
Harvest: Fruit was hand-harvested and gently whole-pressed with 30 per cent fermented in new French oak.
Winemaking: The hand-harvested fruit was chilled overnight before whole bunch pressing. A portion was transferred to new French oak where fermentation began. The remainder was fermented in stainless steel. Both components were left on lees for several months to build middle palate structure before bottling and blending.
Nose: This medium-bodied, stylish chardonnay exhibits stone-fruit and hints of oak on the bouquet.
Palate: The palate is fresh and lively now, and will develop toasty characters as the wine matures.
Food: Ideally suited to fresh shell-fish & grilled seafood or lightly sauced white meats.
Cellaring: Inviting now, the wine will develop further complexity with careful cellaring in the medium term (2-5 years).
|Dimensions||9 × 9 × 30 cm|