Flametree Chenin Blanc 2017
A portion of the juice was fermented in tank whilst the remainder was wild fermented in old French oak puncheons. Wild fermented turbid juice [the result of whole fruit pressing] has given the wine a nice level of complexity and texture. The tank portion was fermented using the aromatic QA23 yeast. The 2017 Chenin spent five months in barrel and tank with regular lees stirring before being blended and bottled in late July. The wine is bone dry.
Although fruity, as one would expect from the Chenin Blanc grape, the palate has some lovely texture and savoury notes, the result of wild ferment and lees work. Classic Margaret River fruit flavours in the spectrum of pawpaw, melon, pear and tropical notes are supported by creamy lees nuttiness and refreshing acidity.
100% Margaret River Chenin Blanc.
Drink as a young wine or cellar in the short to medium term.