Wines in Howard Park's Flint rock range are sourced from the Mt Barker, Porongurup & Frankland River in the Great Southern region, and aim to showcase the quality these sub-regions can offer.
2016's vintage Chardonnay is sourced entirely from Mt Barker, and displays an elegant and balanced palate. Opening fruit notes of honeydew melon and fleshy peach are tempered by fresh lemon zest, heavier lemon curd notes and some nutty undertones. Clean and focused through the palate, there's' savoury mineral texture on the mid palate, with a crisp, citrus driven finish.
Recommended with wld barramundi poached then served on baby greens with a drizzle of macadamia nut pesto.
From the Winery
The Flint Rock Chardonnay is a selection from individual vineyard blocks and clones that grow on our Mount Barrow in Mount Barker. These blocks are located on a south facing ridge-top with elevations of between 285 to 370m. The landforms of the region are some of the oldest in the world with shallow and low fertility soils which provide a natural limit to yield potential.
The individual vineyard blocks that comprise Flint Rock Chardonnay are vinified separately. Each batch is hand-picked, cooled and sorted before pressing to extract the free run juice. Fermentation and malo-lactic occurs in a combination of older French oak and stainless steel tank. The temperature of fermentation is between 18ºC to 22ºC and the lees are stirred from the end of fermentation and throughout the malo-lactic. After 10 months on lees, the wine is blended to tank and held for 2 months prior to fining, filtration and bottling.
Don't Pay: $35.00
WBW Rating: 91/100
Closure: Screw Cap
Region: Great Southern, WA
Winemaker: Tony David, Genevive Stols
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 13 %
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