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FLAMETREE SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay, Margaret River 2018

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95 points - HH 95 HH 94 points - GW 94 GW FLAMETREE SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay, Margaret River 2018 FLAMETREE SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay, Margaret River 2018

FLAMETREE SRS Wallcliffe Chardonnay, Margaret River 2018

<h2>Flametree S.R.S Wallcliffe Margaret River Chardonnay</h2> <p>A new member of the Margaret River elite. This is a classic, pristine and consistently brilliantly made Chardonnay that showcases the increased focus on Margaret River subregions.</p> <p>According to Dr John Gladstones, in his 1999 paper ‘Terroir in Margaret River’, the region should be divided into six subregions: Yallingup, Carbunup, Wilyabrup, Treeton, Wallcliffe and Karridale. While not part of the official GI (Geographical Indication), these sub-regions are understood and respected by Margaret River vignerons and winemakers. Flamtree’s Sub-Regional Series (S.R.S) explores these distinct areas in Australia's premium wine powerhouse of Margaret River.</p> <p style="margin: 30px 0; padding: 25px 40px; font-size: 20px; line-height: 33px; font-family: Cambria, 'Hoefler Text', 'Liberation Serif', Times, 'Times New Roman', serif; color: #000000; border-top: 1px solid #cccccc; border-bottom: 1px solid #cccccc;" class="pull-quote"><em>‘now firmly among the Margaret River Chardonnay elite,’</em><br><strong>- Ray Jordan</strong></p> <p>To maintain freshness, the fruit is cold stored overnight prior to the whole bunches being pressed into French oak puncheons. Once the temperature reaches the right level, the full wild yeast fermentation begins. According to Flametree, the key to successful wild fermentation is <em>‘the use of high turbidity juices, minimal sulphur dioxide, low alcohols and juices with good nutrient content.’</em> Barrel fermented in 40% new French oak puncheons prior to being aged for nine months.</p> <div class="btn btn-lang-lg btn-block btn-lang-red" style="max-width: 300px; margin: 30px auto; font-size: 13pt;"><a style="color: #fff;" href="/search?IncludeBuyNow=true&UId=17101&Brands=1102" target="_blank">Shop Flametree</a></div>
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Flametree S.R.S Wallcliffe Margaret River Chardonnay

A new member of the Margaret River elite. This is a classic, pristine and consistently brilliantly made Chardonnay that showcases the increased focus on Margaret River subregions.

According to Dr John Gladstones, in his 1999 paper ‘Terroir in Margaret River’, the region should be divided into six subregions: Yallingup, Carbunup, Wilyabrup, Treeton, Wallcliffe and Karridale. While not part of the official GI (Geographical Indication), these sub-regions are understood and respected by Margaret River vignerons and winemakers. Flamtree’s Sub-Regional Series (S.R.S) explores these distinct areas in Australia's premium wine powerhouse of Margaret River.

‘now firmly among the Margaret River Chardonnay elite,’
- Ray Jordan

To maintain freshness, the fruit is cold stored overnight prior to the whole bunches being pressed into French oak puncheons. Once the temperature reaches the right level, the full wild yeast fermentation begins. According to Flametree, the key to successful wild fermentation is ‘the use of high turbidity juices, minimal sulphur dioxide, low alcohols and juices with good nutrient content.’ Barrel fermented in 40% new French oak puncheons prior to being aged for nine months.

  • Style: Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Region: Margaret River
  • Code: FSRSC
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: Australia

Region Margaret River

Margaret River Located three hours south of Perth, Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Serious vineyard development began only in the late 1960’s following the publication of a report by John Gladstones in 1965 stating that the area had a similar climate to Pomerol or St Emilion, with low frost risk, plenty of sunshine and equable temperatures within the growing season promoting even ripening. Margaret River’s climate is warm and maritime, with some cooling influence provided by southeast trade winds. The soils derive from granitic and a gneissic rock over which laterite has formed. The region can be divided in three sub-regions: the cooler south between Yallingup and Karridale with predominantly lateritic gravelly loamy sands and sandy loams; the warm and sunnier Willyabrup in the centre with predominantly gravelly loams, but some gritty sandy loams and granitic gravels; and Margaret River in the north with similar soils, but slightly cooler tem

Margaret River

Located three hours south of Perth, Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Serious vineyard development began only in the late 1960’s following the publication of a report by John Gladstones in 1965 stating that the area had a similar climate to Pomerol or St Emilion, with low frost risk, plenty of sunshine and equable temperatures within the growing season promoting even ripening. Margaret River’s climate is warm and maritime, with some cooling influence provided by southeast trade winds. The soils derive from granitic and a gneissic rock over which laterite has formed. The region can be divided in three sub-regions: the cooler south between Yallingup and Karridale with predominantly lateritic gravelly loamy sands and sandy loams; the warm and sunnier Willyabrup in the centre with predominantly gravelly loams, but some gritty sandy loams and granitic gravels; and Margaret River in the north with similar soils, but slightly cooler temperatures. This is entirely consistent with style; the wines from Willyabrup being more generous than the highly structured wines of the north and the elegant styles of the south. Margaret River is best known for high quality Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends and top notch Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. Over the years, the region has established an astonishing reputation illustrating a consistency in quality and a strongly focused winemaking culture.

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