2018 Wilyabrup Valley Chardonnay
The 2018 growing season was a viticulturists dream. Near-perfect conditions persisted throughout the region from mid-December all the way through to the end of harvest. The resultant fruit produced wines of exceptional flavour, and robust acidity.
Once harvested, the fruit is hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. This process is very gentle and enhances clarity of the fruit and finesse to the finished wine. After being pressed, settled, and racked, the wine was fermented in French barrels without any additions. Following fermentation, some batches were transferred out of barrel to stainless steel for freshness, whilst the majority of the wine remained in barrel. After 8 months the two portions were then blended together before filtration and bottling.
Translucent and pale gold in colour. A seamless wine where fruit and minerality mingle in unity. Honey dew, white nectarine and nashi pear are interlaced with high-tone notes of yuzu and lime rind. Jasmine and honeyed wildflowers lift the tempo, whilst complex hints of creamy lees and roasted nuts compete the scene.
Ample with texture and length, this wine sings with purity- of the valley and the terroir from which it is grown.
Our 2018 Chardonnay would pair beautifully with a mild Sri Lankan Seafood Curry or a Cured King Fish Ceviche.