The fruit was picked in a number of batches to ensure a full gambit of flavours. It was then whole bunch pressed directly to two-and three-year-old French oak barrels. These barrels were then allowed to ferment “wild” using indigenous yeasts and subsequently matured on lees for six to eight months. Post maturation this wine was simply emptied from barrel, filtered, bottled and released. This Chardonnay is fresh and uncompromised, ready to enjoy
Winemaker Vintage Notes
“The 2015 vintage is a spectacular example of the modern Margaret River Chardonnay style. Fermented largely in older oak barrels using only indigenous yeasts with no fining or acid additions, it is a wine that finds its beauty in fruit purity. At Deep Woods Estate, Chardonnay is one of the varieties that excels both in the vineyard and in the winery. This excellent expression, partly due to only limited time in oak, is fresh and zesty with inherent complexity.” Julian Langworthy, Deep Woods Estate head winemaker.
The wine exhibits lifted nectarine and white blossom characters underpinned with complex notes of flint and gun smoke. The palate is nuanced and lively with tremendous depth of ripe stone-fruit flavour. A refreshing backbone of natural grape acidity provides further structure and length.
2014 vintage – 94 Points James Halliday
2014 vintage – Silver at Perth Royal Wine Show
2013 vintage – 93 Points James Halliday
2013 vintage – Silver at Perth Royal Wine Show
2013 vintage – Silver at Royal Adelaide Wine Show