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Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Chardonnay

Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch Chardonnay

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Chardonnay

The fruit for this wine comes from our vineyards in the Strathbogie Ranges and was harvested in the evening on the 25 of February.
The choice to harvest at night – in those cooler hours – is done to ensure that the fruit temperature remains low thus preserving
primary fruit flavours that are integral to the character of this wine.
This wine is 100% barrel fermented, the majority in French oak puncheons. About half of the batch was wild fermented. Wild yeast
adds a layer of complexity to the aroma of wine, and wild yeast ferments are often more textural than the same wine made using
cultured yeast – but perhaps this is because of other techniques? For example, oxidative juice handling and leaving solids in the juice
which go hand in hand with a spontaneous ferment.
We used cultured yeasts in the remainder of the wine were selected to add layers of complexity. The careful selection of yeast culture
contributes its own unique attributes to build layers of flavour in this wine. Some enhance fruity esters and others texture. QA23 is
Portuguese isolate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that has a good tolerance for cool fermentation temperature to enhance and retain
fruit flavours of white varieties. EC1118, also an isolate of Saccharomyces cerevisiae a reliable fermenter over a large temperature range
and contributes to the fruit spectrum of the wine. It also contributes to the yeasty characters when left on extended lees contact.
Biodiva is an isolate of Torulaspora delbrueckii that enhances mouthfeel, aromatic complexity and increases ester production. We used
a number of yeast to increase the overall complexity of the wine.

Our main winemaking challenge was trying to find a balance between alcohol
and flavour. The vines were producing sugar at a high rate and flavours lagged behind to a degree. We
selected a parcel of Chardonnay from our good friends at Galli in Sunbury. The Chardonnay there is
very minerally and flinty, Chablis like in style. This was fermented using a cultured yeast, and our Upton
Run fruit fermented with wild yeasts.

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Chardonnay is pale straw yellow in colour. The nose is packed with stone fruit characters, honey dew
melon and an inviting and rich toasty oak aroma. The palate is generous, complex and elegant with
flavours of fresh ripe stone fruits and honey toasted oak playing on the palate. A balanced and delicious
wine with a long finish.

Ladies who Shoot their Lunch Chardonnay matches beautifully with pan seared trout with a tarragon and brown butter sauce.

More details can be found at

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Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: ChardonnayRegion: Victoria, Strathbogie RangesAlcohol: 13.5%Vintage: 2021Grape Details: 100% ChardonnaySKU: FOWLE02

£33.00 a bottle

2 in stock


Fowles Wine

Fowles Wine comes from the very cool-climate of the Strathbogie Ranges in Victoria. Amongst other innovations, they have pioneered wine specifically blended to match wild game. Whilst winning many of the best ‘traditional’ awards in the Australian wine scene and being named a “Winery to Watch” by Wine Spectator, Fowles Wine has a culture of doing things differently! (They are also the largest winery in Australia controlled by Gen Y.)

Strathbogie Ranges

The modern wine history began in the mid 1970s with Dr Peter Tisdall establishing the Mount Helen vineyard. Followed by Plunketts’s in the late 1970s. Since then the region has expanded steadily. The climate is regarded as cool. The main wine styles: White – Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc; Red – Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.


Australia’s most widely planted white grape variety. The heavily oaked styles of the earlier nineties are now being replaced with styles emphasising the regional fruit and greater complexity. The cooler climate regions producing styles of great elegance and finesse.

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