Rosabrook Margaret River Wines

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2016 Single Vineyard Estate Chardonnay

Makers Notes

Pale straw green in colour with a complex bouquet, nutty and lifted. The palate is fine and deep with a long finish.

Vintage Notes

An excellent vintage for Margaret River Chardonnay.

Vineyard Notes

The fruit for this wine was sourced from a single vineyard site – one of our vineyards in the Northern Margaret River wine region. The vineyard was planted over 17 years ago, a mature and low yielding site.

Vinification Notes

Hand-picked grapes were chilled overnight and whole bunch pressed. The juiced was fermented with wild yeast in barrel where it remained for eight months, then carefully clarified and bottled.

Reviews

94 points in the The West Australian Wine Guide 2019

“This impressive, elegant chardonnay is one of the best from this producer. Engaging aromas of butterscotch and citrusy grapefruit with an underlying nectarine complexity. The palate is light-bodied but intense, with a tight controlling structure that carries it to a very long finish. The minerally edginess adds that final piece to the equation. Nice wine.” (Ray Jordan)

90 points in The Real Review Online

“Light to mid-yellow colour with a candlewax aroma, which is youthful and straightforward for its age. There are lemony flavours of good intensity and focus. A very nice wine, which just lacks some of the richness and generosity of classic Margs chardonnay.” (Huon Hooke)

Vintage Information

VarietalsChardonnay 100%
Alcohol12.3%
Total Acidity6.9 g/l
pH3.33
Residual SugarDry
Wine MakersBrian Fletcher
CellaringMedium term
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