Gold Winner Royal Queensland!
Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Brookland Valley have consistently led the way with innovation, quality and style. Intensely flavoured Chardonnay grapes are grown to a sunny ridge on an ancient landform, through which a small brook famously known as Wilyabrup, flows to the nearby sea. Brookland Valley wines are considered regional benchmarks, achieving the success that viticulturalists and winemakers dream of. The most superior parcels of estate grown Chardonnay are treated to wild yeast inoculation, luxurious barrel ferments and extended maturation.
The spectacular Brookland Valley property, set against a gently undulating landscape, offers protection from the wind and warmth to the vines, a perfect viticultural microclimate. The estate was founded in the 1980s when Malcolm and Quentin Jones acquired the ancient dairy property with the intention of making cheese. Today, vineyard management built on principles of sustainability of viticulture that's reliant on a respect for the environment and love of the land, rewards Brookland Valley with wines of quality and elegance. Grapes are hand picked and whole bunch pressed into French oak barriques, for a wild, indigenous yeast fermentation, full malolactic and several months battonage lees stirring.
Pale straw hue. White peach and walnut bouquet, complexed by apples and honey dew over subtle oak. A wine of controlled power and finesse, nectarine and white peach flavours, ginger and lemon citrus are completed by hazelnut and brioche notes derived from barrel ferments. A wonderfully creamy texture before a lingering finish with excellent length of flavour.