2020 Estate Chardonnay
Chardonnay from the Margaret River region consistently produces Australia’s greatest examples of this wine style. Brookland Valley has steadily gained a reputation as one of the region’s leading Chardonnay producers. The minimalist intervention approach in crafting the Estate wine has delivered a true expression of site and vintage. Hand-picked fruit was whole bunch pressed to tank before immediate transfer to French oak barriques for fermentation. The fermentation was initiated and completed with indigenous yeasts which contribute texture and complexity to the wine. Malolactic fermentation, routine battonage and extended lees contact for nine months prior to blending and preparation for bottle has provided a creamy texture and length to the wine.
The 2020 vintage was a characterised by warm and dry weather patterns that resulted in an early commencement to harvest. The old vine Brookland Valley Chardonnay produced a low yielding crop of intensely flavoured fruit with bright, balanced acidity
Intensely aromatic displaying notes of nectarine, pink grapefruit, ginger and lemon citrus with subtle hints of flint, cashew and toasted brioche. A full bodied Chardonnay with flavors of grapefruit, nectarine and, light ginger note. The ample texture and the fine acid line support the long length of flavor.
The full bodied Chardonnay matches best with Asian spiced Pork belly, grilled fish or honeyed haloumi skewers.