Flametree Margaret River Chardonnay

Flametree Chardonnay 2018

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    13%

Flametree Wines has firmly established itself as one of the star wineries of the Margaret River wine region. Under the skilled winemaking of Cliff Royle (ex-Voyager Estate) the quality of Flametree wines continue to impress.

The 2018 Flametree Chardonnay is another high quality Margaret River Chardonnay offering an excellent combination of fruit flavours and structure associated with southern Margaret River Chardonnays. Dried pear, grapefruit, melon and fig flavours are supported by some subtle, high quality French oak. The palate is textured and savoury, a result of wild ferment, solids and lees stirring. A delicious drinking Margaret River Chardonnay at a very reasonable price.

"95 Points. From four districts along Margaret River, 30% fermented in new oak, 8% mlf, matured for 9 months in oak. A lot of effort and high quality inputs have gone into make a classy chardonnay, with ever-changing facets as the wine travels along the palate and lingering finish, no one dominant. Drink and be happy - it's a steal. $29.00 Date when tasted 27 Jul 2019 13% alc. Drink By: 2028 Screwcap" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

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Flametree Cellar Door and Winery is located on the picturesque shores of Geographe Bay, at the gateway to one of the world's great wine producing regions; the Margaret River Wine Region.

Established in 2007 by the Towner family, Flametree Wines was created with passion for wine and a vision to become a world recognised winery producing exceptional quality wines with a laid-back style and elegance.

By winning Australia's most well-known and respected wine accolade, the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, with their first ever red wine, Flametree Wines has firmly established themselves in the upper echelon of Margaret River wine producers.

Proving that this accolade was not a coincidence and that Flametree was actually deserving of the prestigious award, the next vintage was also a finalist in the following years' show. This unprecedented success has since continued, with many critic reviews and awards.
Western Australia
Margaret River
Winemaking: A mixture of clean and turbid juice was wild fermented in French oak puncheons (64%) and barriques (36%) using only free run juice. Ferment temperatures were around 18-25 degrees to promote and retain more primary fruit flavours. 30% of the wine was fermented in new oak, with the remainder fermented in second and third use French oak. This year we put 8% of the blend through MLF and stirred the lees every 4-6 weeks. A small percentage was whole berry fermented to provide a nice savoury complexity. The 2018 Chardonnay spent 9 months in barrel before blending, fining and bottling in January 2019.

Tasting Notes: Citrus oil, floral notes, dried pear and grapefruit aromas are well supported by subtle French oak. The palate is textured yet fine, finishing dry and savoury, this is a direct result of wild ferments with turbid juices. Drink as a young wine or cellar in the medium term.

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