2020 Moss Wood Chardonnay

Highly Rated
Big, curvaceous Chardonnay from one of Margaret River's stalwart producers.

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The Moss Wood Chardonnay is one for the traditionalists.

It's a wine that has stayed true to its style, regardless of fashions or trends, for decades now. It's the quintessential Margaret River Chardonnay, big, creamy and deliciously decadent. It stands as a flag barer for regional style.

The Mugfords make wines of uncompromising quality. Their Chardonnay remains one of those wines you can always depend on to deliver barrel-loads of flavour with some finesse.

If you like your Chardonnay rich and toasty, walk this way.

All the fruit was hand-picked and delivered to the winery where it was sorted for any damage and then whole bunch pressed. The must was settled in stainless steel tanks for 48 hours before the clear juice was racked and seeded with multiple yeast strains for primary fermentation. Once under way, the fermenting juice was transferred to 228 litre French oak barrels, half of which were new, on 27th February. In barrel, the wine completed a full malolactic fermentation. After almost exactly 17 months on 28th July 2021 all the barrels were racked and blended in stainless steel and fining trials were carried out to assess tannin balance. In the end, the wine needed no further adjustment but was treated with a light dose of bentonite for protein stability. On 9th August 2021 it was sterile filtered and bottled.

95 Points - <p>"Rich style, grilled peach, honey and butter, cashews and cedar oak, a suggestion of aniseed? It's glossy and viscous, but has a firm bite of lime acidity and flavour, toast and butter, a fine chalk dust texture, and a powerful savoury oatmeal finish. It's certainly opulent in style, but keeps itself fresh, and for those seeking a more weighty Chardonnay, it will do the trick very nicely." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)</p>

Moss Wood

Started by the pioneering Bill and Sandra Pannell in 1969, Moss Wood is one of the legendary names in the Australian wine industry, helping establish Margaret River as a world-class wine region.

Located in the northern sub–region of Wilyabrup, current owners Clare & Keith Mugford have been growing the winery's reputation and range since the mid 1980s. The Cabernet Sauvignon is one of Australia's greatest wines, the Chardonnay is exceptional, and the Ribbon Vale range represents excellent value for Margaret River.

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