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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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$35.00

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Categories: Fraser Gallop
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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

96Points
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)

95Points
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)

95Points
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

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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