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Driftwood Estate Single Site Chardonnay

Driftwood Estate Single Site Chardonnay

Driftwood Estate Single Site Chardonnay

This elegant chardonnay has a complex bouquet of frangipanis, lemon curd, white nectarines and vanilla pod with a hint of nashi pear. A cascade of creamy textures, vibrant pure fruits and lifted florals fills the palate framed by well-integrated French oak. Finely structured, grapefruit pith gives way to a pristine line of saline minerality, resulting in a wine of great length, focus and poise.

COLOUR Brilliant pale lemon with hints of green hues.
AROMATICS This elegant chardonnay has a complex bouquet of frangipanis, lemon curd, white nectarines and vanilla pod with a hint of nashi pear.
PALATE A cascade of creamy textures, vibrant pure fruits and lifted florals fills the palate framed by well-integrated French oak. Finely structured, grapefruit pith gives way to a pristine line of saline minerality, resulting in a wine of great length, focus and poise.
WINEMAKING The Chardonnay is Gin Gin clone sourced entirely from the Driftwood Estate vineyard blocks 21 and 20. All fruit was in pristine condition, carefully handpicked with physiological ripeness ranging from 13.3 – 13.4 °Be, 3.19 -3.20 pH and 9.3-9.6 g/L acid. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed to tank and then immediately transferred to barrel for fermentation. All barrels underwent a wild fermentation with high solids, ranging from 476-579 NTU, which leads to greater complexity and texture in the finished wine. Following completion of fermentation SO2 was added to prevent malolactic fermentation and all batches were kept separate and lees stirred every 3 weeks over the 8 months maturation in barrel.

To find out more about the Driftwood Estates winery go to https://www.driftwoodwines.com.au/about-us/

Driftwood Estate is rated a 5 star winery by Halliday and as such is one of Australia’s premium wines producers.

To see our full range of Driftwood Estates wines go to https://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/driftwood-estate-wines/

Driftwood Estate Single Site Chardonnay a great top end Chardonnay from Western Australia

 

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: AustralianRegion: Western Australia, Margaret RiverAlcohol: 13%Vintage: 2016Grape Details: Chardonnay

£40.00 a bottle

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Driftwood Estate

Driftwood Estate is a boutique winery set in the stunning Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Western Australia. Established by Tom and Helen Galopoulos in 1989 on what had previously been a country retreat, the winery immediately received acclaim when its first wine, a Semillon produced in 1993, won a special commendation in a British competition.
In 2009, leading Australian wine writer James Halliday rated Driftwood Estate as one of the best wineries in the Margaret River region. This result has continued into the 2018 Wine Companion, where Driftwood Estate has again been rated a 5 Star Winery. The vine resources are exceptional, having had years of nurturing to ensure they produce premium fruit showcasing the Wilyabrup sub-region beautifully.
The winemaking philosophy behind the Driftwood wines is one of simplicity – quality wines are made in the vineyard. While winemaking can have a positive input, having premium quality fruit is essential. This is why Driftwood Estate is so fortunate to be located in one of the greatest viticultural areas in the world, sourcing super premium fruit year in year out. With premium quality fruit, our wine making philosophy is all about protecting and expressing the qualities found in the grapes, so that the wine lover can enjoy the pure, varietal and regional flavours from the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River.

Western Australia

Regarded as one of Australia’s best wine producing regions. It is synonymous with a new era in Australian wine. Margaret River really began its vineyard life as a result of two research reports from Californian viticulturalist Professor Harold Olmo and the Western Australian scientist Dr John Gladstone. In 1965 Dr Gladstone’s report indicated that the region had all the attributes to produce world quality wines. This advise was acted on by Dr Tom Cullity who set up his Vasse Felix vineyard near Willyabrup, followed by Dr Kevin Cullen and his wife Di who set up Cullen Wines. The climate is regarded as ‘cool’ because of its long slow ripening season. This region is regarded along with Coonawarra and the Yarra Valley as one of the premium Cabernet Sauvignon areas in Australia. The main wine styles: Red – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet-Merlot, Shiraz; White – Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho.

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