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Fraser Gallop Estate

Chardonnay 2023

Chardonnay 2023

On the nose, you’ll find aromas of dried pear, lemon curd, white peach, gun smoke and struck match.

Length and acidity dance on the palate with Impeccable balance while bright flavours of lime and grapefruit are tempered with rich, creamy ripe pear.

Powdery, chalky tannins provide texture but the overall finish is crisp and salivating. The French oak is well-integrated and barely perceptible.

The minimal oak handling reveals a fresh and vibrant wine with a dry finish, perfectly paired with oysters and other seafood.

 The Estate Chardonnay is distinctly different from the Parterre in that we wish to downplay the influence of oak to let the pristine fruit flavours take the main stage. Older barrels and stainless barrels were used to help spread lees contact to give the wine more texture. 

The whole bunch grapes was gently pressed, minimising the phenolic pickup resulting in a seamless structure. Fermentation was initiated by wild yeasts.  In this vintage, some of the barrels were allowed to go through partial MLF to temper the high acidity of the grapes this year.

The minimal oak handling reveals a fresh and vibrant wine with a dry finish,  perfect paired with oysters and other seafood.


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Wine Specs
Harvest Date
Feb 13-21st 2022
8 g/l
Residual Sugar
0.79 g/L
Alcohol %

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