2023 Chenin Blanc


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Production: 270 dozen.

Colour: Straw gold.

Aroma: Quintessential Chenin showing plenty of apple, pear note and some complex flint characters. 

Palate: Crisp and crunchy like a freshly picked pink lady apple. Tropical notes of pineapple and pawpaw come through with delicious textural weight. Bright acidity gives line and length to this classic Margaret River Chenin Blanc.

Winemakers Note: This Chenin Blanc is made as a tank fermented, dry style and a little wild ferment in older wine barrels.  CRISP DRY FRESH sums up this beautifully balanced wine. Ideal with seafood, spicy Asian dishes or on its own with sunshine and good company. May be cellared to develop more complexity.

Awards and Reviews:

Super season for this aromatic fruity variety. A small portion was barrel fermented resulting in a slightly tighter palate at the moment but one that is ready to develop beautifully with age. The nose has a red apply skin and punch melon nuance. The palate is racy with a crunchy chalky acidity supporting that vibrant fruit expression.

92/100 Ray Jordan 2024 WA Wine Review.

Vinification: The grapes were picked in the cool of the early morning to retain the delicate flavour profile. Pressed immediately with free run and pressings juice kept separate. The juice was settled before being inoculated with an aromatic yeast, 20% was barrel fermented.

Vintage 2023  9/10: Winter was cool and long here in Margret River with even a few frosts that are very rare. This helped with dormancy and pruning could be done in a timely manner. It stayed cool all the way through till the end of November pushing budbreak and flowering back up to 3 weeks on last year. By the end of November the weather was perfect without a drop of rain till 3rd of March. Warm but not hot conditions with temperatures around 30 degrees helped things catch up from the late spring. No Marri blossom has meant there were a lot of nets on and off protecting fruit from birds as it ripens. Yields were higher than the previous two vintages and the overall quality of fruit is exceptional.