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2020 South by South West Chardonnay

Margaret River

Fill your glass with this bargain Margaret River Chardonnay, brimful of lemon curd richness.

HIGH SCORE

$40.00

DISPATCHED NEXT BUSINESS DAY
About
Classy to the very end of its long finish.

Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Direct your Chardonnay compass in this direction - classy stonefruit, touch of creamy lees, and a fine-boned finish.

Fruit is sourced from the Margaret River sub region of Yallingup, with all of fruit being the renowned Gingin clone from Alexanders Vineyard.

Lively, vibrant and

About South by Southwest

Founded by two wine adventurers, Mijan Patterson and Livia Maiorana, South by South West is a contemporary, meandering négociant working in an age-old profession.

In addition to their own organically farmed Wallcliffe vineyard, fruit is sourced independently from a loyal network of pioneering growers - the results are small batches of unique and ever-changing styles, varietals, and blends that highlight the charm of the south west region.

 

Winemakers Mijan Patterson and Livia Maiorana
Winemakers Mijan Patterson and Livia Maiorana
Margaret River, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The inspiration for this wine is easy. Chardonnay loves Margaret River, and Margaret River loves Chardonnay. Our love for local Chardonnay is unconditional, and with love comes great respect. Respect for Margaret River as one of the best locations to grow Chardonnay in Australia. Respect for the individual traits of the differing Chardonnay clones grown in the region, and the subtle variance of terroir. Respect for the critical role of winemaking in shaping great fruit into brilliant Chardonnay.

This vintage, we chose to produce our first single vineyard Chardonnay to specifically showcase the subregion of Yallingup, and the Gingin clone.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Picking grapes
Picking grapes
Margaret River, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Whole-bunch pressed direct to barrel (approx 25% new), where it remained on solids for 10 months, mlf blocked. The 2020 vintage was warm and low yielding, which has led to a tranche of wines that are powerful, concentrated and scarce. This is no exception. Fresh pineapple, yellow peach, red apples and a smattering of curry leaf gives us this salty, rich and racy little number. Classy to the very end of its long finish." - Erin Larkin (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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