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Byron & Harold Wheelabout St Margaret's Chardonnay 2017
  • A beauty from Margaret River
  • Floral notes, stone fruit and toasty oak flavours
  • Perfect with richer chicken and seafood dishes

Byron & Harold Wheelabout St Margaret's Chardonnay 2017 x12

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A juicy and generous Chardonnay with citrus and nectarine flavours, savoury texture and lovely long finish.

Wine Region

MARGARET RIVER

Drink Until

2024

Varieties

Chardonnay

Alcohol

14.5%

Foods

Pan roasted Chicken breast with a hazelnut gremolata crust served with baby rocket.

Oak

French oak for 8 months.

Colour

Brilliant pale straw.

Nose

Lifted floral aromas with stone fruit and toasty oak.

Palate

Juicy, generous palate showcasing white nectarine, citrus - yuzu & mandarin, and some savoury funkiness. Fine acid line and gentle chalky texture from time on lees lingers on the finish.

Background

The 2017 vintage was one of the latest vintages in recent times, reminiscent more of the vintages of the 90's. With an abundance of groundwater, soil temperatures remained cool in turn delaying budburst by three to four weeks. Flowering and fruit set were also exceptional due to the levels of groundwater. Although it was a challenging vintage (with some unseasonal downpours and a later start and finish), the combination of a long, cold wet winter and the mild summer has resulted in some exceptional fruit. The 2017 Margaret River Chardonnay was picked at optimum ripeness during the coolest period of the night to help retain the primary fruit flavours. It was transported directly to the winery post-harvest, crushed and pressed to tank and allowed to cold settle. The juice was racked with some light lees to add to the texture, and inoculated. When the juice was actively fermenting it had contact with French Oak. Post fermentation the lees were stirred gently initially once a week, then monthly, until the balance between oak, lees and fruit characters was achieved. Malolactic fermentation was not encouraged so the vibrant natural acidity was preserved. The wine was then blended, fined and bottled.

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