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2019 Nocturne SR Chardonnay

Margaret River, WA

Margaret River Chardonnay that offers plenty of flavour and plenty of value.

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$36.00

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A brisk and frisky finish of fine length and precision. It’s nice.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

It's becoming incresingly difficult to find good Margaret River Chardonnay at a price point that you can drink any night of the week.

Enter the new SR Chardonnay from Julian and Alana Langworthy.

This is part of their Sub-Regional range, exploring the pockets of Margaret River that excite them the most. The Chardonnay fruit for this wine comes from a couple of small vineyards in Treeton to the north-east of Margaret River township.

If you're familiar with the way these two make Chardonnay it will come as no surprise that this packs a punch, albeit a slightly more wid-weight example of the variety than you might typically expect from Margaret River.

It's open for business. The perfect wine to scratch the MR Chardy itch when it creeps up on you.

About Nocturne

Nocturne is the personal side label of highly decorated Margaret River winemaker Julian Langworthy and his wife Alana.

Julian has won just about everything there is to win in Australian wine, having taken out Winemaker of the Year for the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion, the 2016 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at Royal Melbourne in the space of just a couple of years.

The Nocturne wines are all small production with Julian focusing on quality rather than quantity in this range. 

The fruit is procured through Julian's connections with local growers developed over his lifetime in the Margaret River region. If you're looking for hidden gems of Margaret River, the Nocturne wines are it.

Winemaker Julian Langworthy
Winemaker Julian Langworthy
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

This exciting new wine is grown on two Treeton vineyards: the original and favourite Tassell Park and a new vineyard called Victory Point.

The grapes were harvested by hand and whole bunch-pressed directly to new, one- and two-year-old puncheons with a smattering of barriques for good measure, with no settling or fining processes. This juice was then very carefully neglected and allowed to undergo spontaneous fermentation which kicked off on day five after pressing. After a four-week ferment the wine remained on gross lees, unsulphured until August of that year. In November the wine was emptied from barrel, settled, filtered and bottled.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"It’s crisp and fresh with a little struck match a la mode, cashews, lime and white peach, and a dusting of spice. Freshness and lime juice tang with a flinty feel, and the smoothing influence of grilled nuts, and a brisk and frisky finish of fine length and precision. It’s nice." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A combination of cooler growing area (Treeton, in the south of Margaret River) and the cool 2019 vintage. Creamy cashew and ripe citrus nose, the palate has a searing line of shaley, minerally acid that courses over the very centre of the tongue. The mid palate onwards plumes into a concentrated and rich cloud of flavour. The fruit spectrum is very much in the yellow peach, white nectarine and pink grapefruit space. Engaging, chalky phenolics through the finish. Textbook brilliance." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

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.

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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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