Ice Pressed Chardonnay 2018
Fraser Gallop Estate is the founding maker of this dessert style of wine in Western Australia. Since 2013 the same techniques have been used in the winery as they do in Canada and Germany where Ice Wine is traditionally made from grapes frozen naturally on the vine. In this case, we couldn’t hope that the grapes would freeze during our warm winters but froze the whole bunch Chardonnay grapes in a commercial freezer before pressing in our Bucher XPF 80 airbag press. The results are stunning for a number of reasons.