2017 Pemberley Chardonnay
|Pemberton, Western Australia|
Fruit for this fine Chardonnay was selected again from the same patch of the Pemberley vineyard, recognised as one of the premier vineyard sites in Pemberton. The cool climate region of Pemberton is renowned for growing some of the most exciting Chardonnay in Western Australia.
The 2017 vintage of Pemberley Chardonnay was hand picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented with natural yeast from 163-year-old cellars.
The wine was fermented in new and seasoned French Oak barriques. Combined with regular yeast lees stirring, the wine developed great complexity and a creamy palate.
The wine was handled minimally and was bottled in December 2014.
The 2017 Pemberley Chardonnay displays all the flavours, quality and complexity one would associate with one of the best Chardonnays from Pemberton.
The wine displays white peach, melon and subtle French Oak characters on the nose. The palate is rich, full flavoured, has wonderful texture and complexity with a long crisp finish.