Chardonnay Frankland River Western Australia
A salient expression of Chardonnay by a rising star amongst Margaret River's most conspicuous new winemakers. The secrets to Flametree's success are access to the best possible fruit and innate skill of the team to create beautifully crafted wines which capture the flavour of the region whence they originate. Choice grapes from exceptional sites have been vinified into a profound wine of oak barrel ferment richness and fragrant custard spice, grapefruits and fig over a framework of delicately integrated quality French oak.
Flametree is a highly meritorious winemaking estate that works very closely with the most dedicated growers. A commitment to excellence is the driving force which sees the quality of wine gain stature with every vintage. The aim is to make wines that express the high quality of fruit and which strike the balance between flavour and structure. A balance of semi turbid and very turbid juices are wild fermented in a mix of seasoned and new French oak puncheons and barriques, followed by ten months repose in barrel.
Pale golden hues. Dried pear, grapefruit, honeydew melon and fig characters are well supported by subtle French oak. The palate is textured, yet savoury, from the exciting wild ferments and turbid juices, a perfect balance of fruit flavours and tight structures, very much in line with the new wave of modern Australian Chardonnay.