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Flametree Wines

Flametree Chardonnay 2016

Flametree Chardonnay 2016

WINEMAKING
A mixture of semi turbid and very turbid juices were wild fermented in French oak puncheons and barriques. Only 20% new oak in total, with the remainder second and third use French oak. We favour the wild ferment with low sugars and turbid juices, as we believe the resultant wines have greater complexity both on the palate and on the nose. The 2016 Chardonnay spent 10 months integrating in barrel. In keeping with the theme of making tighter, fresher Chardonnays we didn’t stir the lees or inoculate for MLF.

TASTING NOTES
The 2016 Chardonnay has a nice balance of fine fruit flavours and tight structure, very much in line with the new wave of modern Australian Chardonnays. Dried pear, grapefruit, honeydew melon and fig flavours are well supported by subtle French oak. The palate is textured, yet savoury, a direct result of wild ferments with turbid juices. Drink as a young wine or cellar in the medium term.

AWARDS / REVIEWS

  • 95 Points - #1 out of 30 Margaret River Chardonnays - Huon Hooke, The Real Review, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, August 2017

BLEND
100% Margaret River Chardonnay.

CELLARING
Drink as a young wine or cellar in the short to medium term. 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Profile
Food Pairing Notes
Chardonnay wines can be drunk with a variety of foods from the more full flavoured fish and chicken to the crisper, crunchy array of Aussie seafood options.
Product Reviews
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Rick Gilbert
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(11/09/2017 at 6:35 PM)
Beautiful smooth, balanced wine Thankyou

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