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Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Watershed were established adjacent to the stateliest terroirs in Margaret River, right along Bussell Highway at the turn off to the eminent Leeuwin and Voyager properties. Watershed's Awakening is the elite of the range, a flagship Chardonnay which has been treated to an extravagant vinification by a highly accomplished team. Winner of multiple awards and conspicuous national wine show accolades, Watershed receives the luxury of oak barrel ferments and lees handling regimens, achieving a golden Chardonnay wine of remarkable richness.
Available in cartons of six
The founders of Watershed went to great lengths to appropriate some of the best Chardonnay growing soils in Margaret River. A lengthy survey of the entire peninsula was undertaken to determine the most salubrious soils and opportune mesoclimes. The Awakening calls on artisanal Burgundian winemaking techniques to infuse the palate with rich textures and lees complexity. Awakening is vinified exclusively from hand picked grapes, grown to a sigle, choice block of vine on the Watershed property. Inoculated by wild indigenous yeasts and completely barrel fermented in a selection of new and one year old French oak barriques for a wine of remarkable richness and complexity.
Straw coloured, butter hues in the glass. Intense citrus aromas accompanied by notes of spice and roasted cashew. On the palate, the dense creamy texture is complemented by preserved lemon and mineral notes followed by a long spicy and biscut finish. A suitable accompaniement shellfish mornay, gamefish or roast squab.