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Medium bodied with a creamy texture. There are characters of peach, fennel, cream and cashew with a firm, toasty finish.

Subtle with fragrant characters of lemon, peach, talcum powder, roasted cashew, creamy lees and a complex flinty – lanolin character.

Pale straw with hints of green.

Drink upon release or over the following 4-5 years.


Food Pairing

Pumpkin ravioli, grilled veal chops


Winemaking

The hand-picked fruit was held in cold storage overnight to eliminate the need for must chilling once it had passed through the crusher. After pressing off skins and separating press fractions, the juice was allowed to settle naturally before racking to achieve a desired level of solids. A portion of the juice was sent straight to barrel for barrel fermentation, while the majority of the juice commenced fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats and was then transferred to French oak barriques. Partial wild fermentation in barrel was also used to add complexity and texture. Stirring of the yeast lees continued for four months before the wine was allowed to clarify and rest on lees for a further five months prior to blending.

In The Spotlight

2017 Chardonnay

James Halliday Wine Companion - 93 Points

Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018
Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
Bronze Medal – London International Wine Challenge 2018
Bronze Medal – Royal Sydney Wine Show 2018
Bronze Medal – Wine Show of Western Australia 2018
Bronze Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018
Bronze Medal – Perth Royal Wine Awards 2018


Varietal
Varietal 100% Chardonnay (Mendoza clone, commonly referred to as Gin Gin in W.A)
Vintage
Vintage Year 2017
Volume
Volume 750ml
Technical Details
Alcohol % 13%

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Forester Estate Chardonnay 2017

  • Producer: Forester Estate
  • Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $38.00
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