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2015 Domaine Naturaliste Artus Chardonnay

Region:Margaret River , WA

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Domaine Naturaliste

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"... the complexity of a top French white burgundy" - James Halliday

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After 20 years observing the area, Bruce Jukes decided all the Chardonnays from Domaine Naturaliste would be crafted entirely from the Gin Gin clone. He selected a vineyard in the South of Margaret River that had Gin Gin cropped in a particular way, with little light flooding through the canopy. He wanted flavour intensity without the tannins that come with over-ripeness and he got it. The result of his search are the twin Chardonnays Artus and Purus. Artus is the voluptuous seductress. The powerhouse Margaret River Chardonnay with a gymnast-like balance. 40% new oak, richness and zip in equal proportion. With 96 points from James Halliday this is a prime example of why Margaret River has been the home of premium Chardonnay in Australia for decades.

What it Tastes Like

"Bruce Dukes at his best, conjuring up the complexity of a top French white burgundy with a base of natural acidity ex relatively low alcohol. The barrel ferment has led to complex, funky nuances, and the texture of the wine builds progressively until it moves through towards the exceptionally long finish and aftertaste." - James Halliday (Australian Wine Companion)

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Domaine Naturaliste owner/winemaker Bruce Dukes