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2016 Domaine Naturaliste Floris Chardonnay

Margaret River, WA

Great buying for the Margaret River Chardonnay die-hard.

$28.00

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About The Wine

If you want Chardonnay with some flesh and weight, this is one of the best value you are going to find in Margaret River.

Bruce Dukes' obsession with Chardonnay clones has brought him to the conclusion that the Gin Gin clone is the best suited in Margaret River. As such, he uses this Gin Gin exclusively with all his Chardonnays, searching for sites where the variety does best in his region.

His mid-tier Floris Chardonnay shows ample barrel complexity alongside delicious stone fruit characters and a hint of grapefruit.

Classic Margaret River Chardonnay and great buying at this price

About Domaine Naturaliste

Domaine Naturaliste is a Margaret River producer to keep an eye out for.

Named James Halliday's Best Value Winery for 2020, owner/winemaker Bruce Dukes has a wealth of winemaking experience both here and abroad, including a stint at Francis Ford Coppola's iconic Niebaum Coppola winery in the Napa Valley.

His wines are made from traditional Margaret River varieties with a focus on premium Chardonnay and Cabernet that rival the best of the region.

From the top-shelf premium range to the excellent 'daily drinking' wines, everything made by the hands of Bruce is outstanding value for money!

Bruce Dukes at home in the winery
Bruce Dukes at home in the winery
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Floris is a modern and engaging expression of our local clone into wine. This style is a coevolution of Modern Australian food and wine culture, which has great emphasis on balance, freshness and hedonistic pleasure. The sustainably farmed vineyard is in the cool southern end of Margaret River. Floris exhibits delicate textures and floral notes reminiscent of white jasmine flowers.

WINEMAKING:
A long, cold and wet winter put the vines in good stead the season to come. Moderate temperatures and constant summer breezes, along with manicured canopies led to pristine fruit. This gentle and consistent ripening in idyllic conditions has led to wines of unsurpassable fruit purity and textural drive.

Restricted malo‐lactic fermentation, battonage fortnightly to add complexity and texture through “sur lie” whilst retaining purity of character and freshness.

MATURATION:
Fermented and matured in 1/3 new 228LFrench oak barriques for 10 months. The wood is primarily from the Voges and Allier forests.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"One-third fermented and matured in French barriques for 10 months. Aromas of white peach and lemon, with the distinctive Gin Gin clone feel in evidence as well as some creamy, spicy oak. Richly textured with sweet fruit flavours and juicy citrus-like acidity which picks up towards the end of the palate and makes for a lip-smacking finish." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"Straw-coloured. Aromatic, ripe, steely and spicy at once. It lives up to the idea of itself. Pear, nectarine, custard apples and custard powder, cream and white peach. Refreshing, sweet, dry and racy. Yes, all those things. Quite impeccable really. Both satisfying and refreshing." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup Due to some restrictions on our warehouse lease agreement and COVID concerns we are no longer offering Warehouse Pickup as an option and will be delivering all orders moving forward. Delivery is free (for orders over $149) and fast so please select one of our great delivery options at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change! The Different Drop Team.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

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Do I have to order in dozens?

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I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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