2015 Miles From Nowhere Cowaramup Vineyard Chardonnay
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Cowaramup is not really miles from nowhere, in fact it’s only a couple of minutes drive north of the main township of Margaret River. This wine has received some serious love in winery, French oak adds a little vanilla spice and some battonage adds to the creamy texture of this wine. Coupled with intense stonefruit flavours and some zippy citrus like acidity, this is a seriously good wine that is drinking brilliantly now and will make a great short to medium term cellaring option.
Fruit was harvested in the cool of early morning. Individual batches were pressed lightly to avoid extracting any harsh phenolics. Following settling, a portion of the juice was racked to French oak for fermentation for six months. Yeast strains isolated from Burgundy and Portugal were used to enhance fruit aromas, wine structure, mouth feel and complexity. Post fermentation the wine received regular stirring or battonage to produce a wine that is creamy and viscous in texture. Various wine batches were blended in tank and given a light fining prior to bottling. Cellaring: 3 years. Pale green with a straw tinge The nose presents an impressive amount of varietal character which is fresh yet complex. The bouquet is flinty with melon and stone fruit aromas complimented by nutty and biscuit like oak.