2018 Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Chardonnay

Margaret River, WA

A staple of many Margaret River Chardonnay enthusiasts, the Parterre Chardonnay combines power with ease of drinking.



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About The Wine

Clive Otto is one of Margaret River's most respected winemakers.

His exceptional talents in the cellar has seen the Fraser Gallop brand rise through the ranks of Margaret River to become one of the most respected labels in the region.

The Parterre range represents the wines that he believes defines Margaret River. The Chardonnay is selected from the best parcels of fruit and treated to the finest quality oak. Otto is looking for a more subtle and detailed representation of Margaret River Chardonnay here, not something that's too flashy or obvious. It's a class-act wine.

With 95 points from Huon Hooke and Gary Walsh and 96 points from James Halliday, there is a consensus amongst the critics that this is an exceptional example of Chardonnay that you can enjoy now or in 5+ years.

Winemaker Clive Otto
Winemaker Clive Otto
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

An understated wine with flesh and drive. It is a fruit driven Chardonnay with predominantly citrus on the palate with clean acid to bite and a freshly grated ginger spice note. There is a lovely understated creaminess from the lightly toasted oak and yeast lees. The wine stays around for a minute long finish.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Owner Nigel Gallop
Owner Nigel Gallop
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, chilled, whole-bunch pressed, the juice settled, gravity flow to French puncheons (30% new) for wild fermentation and 9 months maturation in a cool room below 20 ̊C. A fresh fruit-driven bouquet introduces a palate that flows without interruption to the finish and aftertaste." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

The Wine Front

"Not sure what the general consensus is, but to me, 2018 looks very good for Chardonnay in Margaret River. Dried pear and citrus with a coverlet of spice and nougat. Medium-bodied, so even and fluid, delivering ripe lime and melon flavour with quiet authority, oak layered in neatly, fresh and flinty, tight and juicy on a long finish. Hits the sweet spot all right." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Huon Hooke

"Very light-yellow hue with a shy, restrained, faintly nutty aroma, which seems a little muffled or unready. The palate is intense and fine, restrained and a tad unready. It’s still emerging but has intensity and very attractive flavour. Long, lingering finish with frisky acidity and real tension. A ripping chardonnay and great value at the price. " - Huon Hooke


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