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2017 Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Chardonnay

Margaret River, WA

Insane value 96 point Margaret River Chardonnay. James Halliday likens it to White Burgundy... It's under $25. Enough said.

$24.00

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About
New World chardonnay at its best price and quality.

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

After 20 years observing the area, Bruce Dukes decided all the Chardonnays from Domaine Naturaliste would be crafted entirely from the Gin Gin clone.

This is his best value, early drinking Chardonnay. A wine that seriously over delivers in the bang-for-your-buck stakes.

The 2017 received an insane 96 points from James Halliday and was named in his Top 100 Wines of 2018!

This is one of the best buys in all of Australian Chardonnay at the moment. You'd be mad not to.

About Domaine Naturaliste

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

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 premium end to the more '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
Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Gleaming straw-green; this is an exceptional chardonnay, with the intensity of the grapefruit skin, pith and juice of White Burgundy, missing only any funky characters on its long, precisely formed palate and lingering aftertaste, New World chardonnay at its best price and quality." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

A verve expression of our cool climate Chardonnay from the south of Margaret River. Chardonnay is harvested at moderate ripeness to retain freshness and natural balance.

The embodiment of spring – perfume, texture, delicacy and personality.

Very attractive in youth, however will mature gracefully.

MATURATION
Seven months in French oak sur lie.

WINEMAKING
Pristine Chardonnay fruit and respectful winemaking. Fermentation and maturation in mainly seasoned French oak (only 5% new), adds complexity and generosity of texture without comprising the purity of the aromatics or flavour.

AWARDS
GROWING SEASON
A long and gentle vintage weather pattern, slightly cooler than the long-term average. The fruit gained lovely perfumes and textures while maintaining a magnificent verve.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery Information

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 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 is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter. A useful map on how to find us can be viewed here.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km 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. A list of eligible postcodes can be viewed here.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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Pricing & Discounts

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it (policy here). We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on.

We Also Offer Volume Discounts. It works like this:

  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

  ORDERS OVER $299 GET A $20 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $499 GET A $40 DISCOUNT

  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.