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2021 Frankland Estate Chardonnay

Great Southern, WA

A complex, elegant and textured Chardonnay with wonderful acidity

$30.00

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About The Wine

The Frankland Estate Chardonnay is ripe and juicy and a great example of the quality available from a well-priced Great Southern white wine.

Sourced from incredibly ripe yet balanced grapes, this Chardonnay shows seductive aromas of nectarine, a pleasant nuttiness, and some lifted floral and spicy notes. Having gone through malolactic fermentation and then ageing on its lees for 10 months, the wine is creamy and has a silken mouthfeel, gliding across the tongue with its medium weight. Due to the cooling effects of the Southern Ocean, acidity is bright and complements the ripe, full flavours.

Drink now or cellar for a few more years - either way you’re in for a treat.

About Frankland Estate

Frankland Estate are one of the leading producers in the Frankland River region. Family owned and operated since 1988, their major focus is on certified organically grown fruit that reflects its terroir rather than the hand of the winemaker.

Their cool climate Rieslings are regarded as some of the best in the region and the country with several single vineyard releases that could be a contender for Australia's Best Riesling.

Frankland Estate is cutting a mean wave through the industry and picking up a lot of recognition in the process.

The Frankland Estate Team
The Frankland Estate Team
Frankland River, WA
Additional Info

From the Producer

Tasting Notes

Complex fruit profile of nectarine, spice, subtle almond and light toasty nuances layered with yellow florals of calendula and marjoram. Soft and rounded with a gentle textural influence leading to an elegant and focused palate. 100% organically grown chardonnay from the Isolation Ridge vineyard. Textural and creamy with delicacy up front which carries through the length of the palate and is balanced by a mouth-watering playful acidity. Lemon/mandarin and nectarines give some beautiful fruit sweetness and weight to the mid palate A light touch of new oak lends the wine a lovely length and focus which is elegant and gentle in equal measure. There is a complex textured component which plays beautifully with the acid to deliver a refined chardonnay offering.

Winemaker Notes

The fruit is lightly pressed into stainless steel tanks and allowed to settle for 24 hours. The juice is then racked off its heavy lees to 500 litre French puncheons (25% new oak) for wild yeast fermentation. Some barrel stirring through fermentation and post fermentation occurs resulting in a wine with complexity and individuality. The wine was transferred out of barrel after 10 months on lees before being bottled.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Co-Owner, Hunter Smith
Co-Owner, Hunter Smith
Frankland River, WA
Delivery

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