Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Margaret River enjoys a Mediterranean climate with cool winters and good rainfall, followed by dry, moderate summers, ideal conditions for wine growing. The auspicious climes afford grapes an opportunity to remain on vine for full development of all the bold regional perfumes and flavours which characterize Margaret River Chardonnay. The team at Pitchfork choose to preserve the exquisite freshness of fruit, by crafting an unoaked wine that speaks of its provenance and is articulate of truly world class Chardonnay.
The Hay Shed Hill Vineyards were established in the 1970s, to be eventually acquired by Madfish and Howard Park winemaker Michael Kerrigan, just before Christmas 2006. He was already familiar with the Hay Shed Hill property and its potential. Kerrigan could not pass up the opportunity to redevelop one of the region's finest sites, to make wine that's as good or better than any in Margaret River. Choice parcels of estate grown Chardonnay are treated to a chilled vinification in controlled fermenters, bottled promptly upon completion, unwooded without exposure to oak. A low temperature, protective regimen is employed throughout the process, preserving the exquisite Margaret River character. Alcohol 13.0%
Pale straw with green hues. The full array of Margaret River Chardonnay aromaticness without the influence of oak or lees, a bright, clean tropical fruit bouquet of stonefruits and nectarine. A whole new level of depth and intensity, rich with tropical fruit flavours, clean zippy acidity balances the sweet fruit on the bright, fresh flavoursome palate.