2021 Brookland Valley 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 spontaneous and completed with indigenous yeasts which contribute texture and complexity to the wine.
A subsequent spontaneous 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.
Appearance: Pale straw with tinges of green
Bouquet: Intense and bright aromatics of white peach and nectarine, pink grapefruit, ginger and lime citrus with subtle hints of flint, grilled hazelnuts, cashews and fresh brioche
Palate: A medium to full bodied Chardonnay with flavours of grapefruit, nectarine, nougat, and a ginger spice on the palate. A lovely textured wine with a fine acid line that supports the long length of flavour. Classic Margaret River!