2021 L.A.S. Vino Wildberry Springs Chardonnay - Margaret RiverRegular price $80.00
Sitting in the heart of Willyabrup, growing on rich gravelly loam soils, this 25 year old vineyard is imaculate, with no vines out of place, its almost perfect. It took a few years of begging to be able to pick fruit from this vineyard. Planted by John Durack, who’s family were the first to bring cattle over the top end into the kimberly. This is the fifth year we have made wine from this incredible site. The majority of this wine is made from gin-gin with a small percentage of clone three and five for additional complexity.
The first time using majority clay as opposed to oak for this wine and given the quality and purity of the resulting wine its how we will make wine from this vineyard moving forward. A partial natural malolactic fermentation occured during its time in vessel softening the edges of the wine and providing length and depth.
Purity is the word that I think everytime I try this wine. Purity and tension. Pure flavours of Willyabrup chardonnay, peach lemon, lime, green apple, a touch of cream and a hint of flint and struck match. While young the wine will open up with time in glass and in bottle the wine will age gracefully for 10 years if cellared correctly.
Shellfish, Oysters, Asian Cuisine, Seafood Salad. Enjoyed recently with seared Tuna, Kalamata Olives and Orecchiette in a rich tomato sauce.