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Flametree Chardonnay 2018

Flametree Chardonnay 2018

Winemaking
A mixture of clean and turbid juice was wild fermented in French oak puncheons (64%) and barriques (36%) using only free run juice. Ferment temperatures were around 18-25 degrees to promote and retain more primary fruit flavours. 30% of the wine was fermented in new oak, with the remainder fermented in second and third use French oak. This year we put 8% of the blend through MLF and stirred the lees every 4-6 weeks.  A small percentage was whole berry fermented to provide a nice savoury complexity. The 2018 Chardonnay spent 9 months in barrel before blending, fining and bottling in January 2019. 

Tasting Notes
Citrus oil, floral notes, dried pear and grapefruit aromas are well supported by subtle French oak. The palate is textured yet fine, finishing dry and savoury, this is a direct result of wild ferments with turbid juices. Drink as a young wine or cellar in the medium term.

AWARDS / REVIEWS

  • Bronze - International Wine Challenge 2019

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
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Alcohol %
12.5
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