Frankland Estate Chardonnay 2019 Margaret River
This excellent Organic Chardonnay comes from close to Western Australia's wild Great Southern coast
Frankland Estate was founded in 1988 as part of a sheep farm in one of the most isolated regions of western Australia. Located 250K west of Margaret River and inland from from the wild and picturesque Great Southern coastline. Their Isolation Ridge vineyard is planted on undulating northern and eastern facing slopes with a mix of ironstone gravel and loam over a clay sub soil. The family’s commitment to sustainability from the outset was reinforced when they became certified organic in 2009.
The fruit for their Chardonnay is sourced from three different locations in our Isolation Ridge vineyard The Chardonnay vines are all from the low yielding Mendoza clone renowned for its “hen and chicken’ combination of large and small berries in the same bunch which results in highly concentrated fruit flavours.
The fruit is lightly pressed into stainless steel tanks and allowed to settle for 24 hours. The juice is then racked off its heavy lees to 500 litre French puncheons (25% new oak) for wild yeast fermentation. Some barrel stirring through fermentation and post fermentation occurs resulting in a wine with complexity and individuality. The wine was transferred out of barrel after 10 months on lees before being bottled.
With scents of nectarine, almond and light toasty nuances to the nose, the palate is textural and creamy, with Lemon/mandarin and nectarines giving beautiful fruit sweetness with delicacy, balanced by a mouth-watering acidity and the touch of new oak lends the wine a lovely length and focus. Drinking beautifully now this will cellar well too.
|Colour / Type||White|
|Bottle Size||750 ml|
|Style||Medium-full bodied, Complex, Dry, Elegant|