This six-bottle essential Essential WA Chardonnay 6-pack is an exceptional edit of top tier Margaret River Chardonnays, representing the best of the region.
In this six-bottle Chardonnay selection, you will find two bottles each of the following:
Woodlands Chardonnay Margaret River 2017
Xanadu Chardonnay Margaret River 2016
Fraser Gallop Estate Parterre Chardonnay Margaret River 2017
"Hand-picked Gin Gin clone, whole-bunch pressed, chilled overnight, wild-fermented in French oak (33% new), no mlf, matured for 9 months. This is a first class Margaret River chardonnay with a proven track record. White peach, grapefruit and a carefully managed French oak dressing provide an immaculate wine." 96 points, James Halliday (March 2018)
"Intense citrusy aromas, grapefruit uppermost, with passionfruit overtones. Very South West WA. The palate is fresh and clean, bright and attractive. Dry finish accentuated by a little grip. A very attractive drink now." 91 points, Huon Hooke (July 2018)
"Gin Gin clone estate-grown in Wallcliffe, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in French oak (25% new), no mlf, matured for 9 months. Brings all the desired aspects into play from the first taste. It positively hums with energy and complexity, stone fruits leading, citrussy acidity and oak on a harmonious back-palate and finish. All the steps that should have been taken, and all those to be avoided, were precisely positioned." 96 points, James Halliday
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.