2023 Dormilona Clayface Chardonnay

Premium Margaret River Chardonnay naturally fermented in terracotta amphora.
5.0
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2 Reviews

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The Clayface wines are a micro batch winemaking project from innovative Margaret River winemaker, Josephine Perry.

The Clayface Chardonnay is picked the same day as the Dormilona Chardonnay from Jo's little organic vineyard in Wallcliffe. A small portion of fruit is kept separate, basket pressed directly to terracotta amphora and left alone to gently go through natural ferment and malo.

A whisper of sulphur the only addition on its way to bottle. It's a tiny release of this incredibly charismatic Chardonnay and it is in hot demand.

94 points
"This has some mojo. Succulent texture with a rub of granitic chew, elements of terracotta and briny savouriness amongst peach, nectarine and cumquat sweet-sour tang. Exotic in a way, but pleasingly so, very even and well balanced in flavours, evocatively perfumed and generally, wildly drinkable. Lots of charm and x-factor here. Keen."
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Clayface Chardonnay is purely made in amphora. Hand harvested grapes in the cool morning then simply basket pressed to an Italian hand made Amphora pot. Natural primary & secondary ferment, then racked directly to bottle. To show the purity of the season, site & fruit through into the wine.

94 points - "This has some mojo. Succulent texture with a rub of granitic chew, elements of terracotta and briny savouriness amongst peach, nectarine and cumquat sweet-sour tang. Exotic in a way, but pleasingly so, very even and well balanced in flavours, evocatively perfumed and generally, wildly drinkable. Lots of charm and x-factor here. Keen." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
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2 reviews
  • TN
    Terry N.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    2 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    love it

    pure, complex.

  • EE
    Emma E.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Really different and delicious!

    Not big and buttery but delicious nevertheless!

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Dormilona

Josephine Perry is one of the most exciting and interesting producers in Margaret River. Her Dormilona label is setting a new tone for the region.

A self-confessed 'lazy-bones' winemaker, Jo is low-intervention in the winery, instead focusing her energies on the quality of fruit that she brings in the winery.

She uses only organically and biodynamically farmed fruit from high-quality vineyards across Margaret River and the Swan Valley and is bringing an alternative styling to the hero varieties of the west.

These are natural wines with flair and originality. From vineyard to glass, Jo handcrafts each wine with love and tender hands. An authentic producer who's rightfully gaining plenty of attention.

Jo Perry and her fur baby, Humphrey Dormilona

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