Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
One of Margaret River's transcendent winemakers, Evans & Tate are renowned for their essential, contemporarily styled white wines. A succulent, zippy rendering of Chardonnay, driven by the freshness of its pure, primary fruit characters. Evans & Tate can call on the slow ripening vineyards to yield crisply flavoured grapes with good natural acids which can be vinified into wines of concentration and finesse. A vitalizing bouquet and palate is embellished by vibrant stonefruit flavours, with just the right amount of textural mouthfeel and complexity.
Fruit is sourced from vineyards which can provide requisite quality of fruit exhibiting great freshness and flavour intensity at low baume levels. Once the fruit has reached the desired level of natural acidity, harvest is carried out throughout the cool of night and early morning. Bunches are destemmed and softly pressed to extract the finest free run juices, settled and broughtt to temperature before being racked off solids. One component has lees returned into the ferments to develop texture and savouryness. Upon completion a small parcel is lightly oaked, another is racked off lees to retain primary fruit, the balance is held on light yeast lees to impart subtle mouth feel.
Pale to mid straw with a fresh, light green rim. A showcase of the clean, generous Margaret River style, intense primary fruit aromas, melon and ripe nectarine, fresh peach with a delicate floral lift. Shows a splendid core of juicy Chardonnay flavours, honeydew, green apple and stonefruit all fill the mouth and provide great length of flavour. Enjoy with chargrilled chicken, red onion, beetroot and goats curd salad.