2019 Passel Estate Chardonnay
Margaret River, Western Australia
Yellow peaches and toasted cashews, voluminous fruit intensity and pristine acidity, perfectly balanced with crushed granite and flinty slate.
Tasting Notes: A concentrated offering of yellow peaches, toasted cashews and cinnamon to start. The palate enters poised yet coating, boasting voluminous fruit intensity and pristine acidity and drive. A finish of sea-spray, crushed granite and slate bring balance to an otherwise rich olfactory experience. Drink now for freshness or be rewarded with cellaring.
Winemaking notes: Our Chardonnay fruit was harvested in the early hours of the morning, loaded into the press cold, and gently separated from its skins. The very slightly cloudy juice was cold settled for a day and then racked. Fermentation took place in French Oak barriques, 35% of which were new. The wine was then left to mature in barrel on its lees for 10 months, with bâttonage occurring every 2 weeks.
- Region Margaret River, Western Australia
- Sub Region Margaret River, Western Australia
- Vintage 2019
- Type White Wine
- Variety Chardonnay
- Volume 750ml