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


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

This 2017 Chardonnay is a new release and the results from the various competitions are not yet published. The awards from previous vintages are presented here instead.

2015 Chardonnay
Silver Medal – Royal Adelaide Show 2016
Bronze Medal – London International Wine Challenge 2016
Bronze Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
Bronze Medal – Royal Perth Wine Show 2016
Bronze Medal – WA (Mt Barker) Wine Show 2016

2014 Chardonnay
Gold – 94 points – Wine Showcase Magazine 2016
Silver Medal – International Wine Challenge 2015
Silver Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2015
Silver Medal – Royal Adelaide Show 2015
Bronze Medal – Royal Queensland Wine Show
Bronze Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2015
Bronze Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2015
Bronze Medal – Rutherglen Wine Show 2015
95 Points- Wine Showcase Magazine 2015

Varietal 100% Chardonnay (Mendoza clone, commonly referred to as Gin Gin in W.A)
Vintage Year 2017
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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