Millbrook Estate Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2019
The fruit was sourced from the Talisman vineyard in the Geographe region and was hand picked in the cool of the night. The grapes were whole bunch pressed, without settling, directly to French barriques, 40% of which were new and 60% of which were one year old. The wine underwent wild fermentation and spent 8 months on lees.
After fermentation, the barrels were topped and stirred only once before being lightly fined and bottled in December 2019.
Pale straw with green hues.
Lifted aromas of grapefruit rind and lemon curd entwined with flint and yellow fruit. On the palate lime tart, lemon blossom and fresh pine are matched by tightly wound, edgy acidity. The wine is both complex and fresh, in the most modern way.