The aspect of the estate then falls away, down a southward facing slope to which the Bordeaux white grape varieties of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are planted.
Unlike Bordeaux, where they are restricted in their use of varietals that are permitted in their Bordeaux labeled wines, Margaret River has no such constraints. Therefore, Fraser Gallop Estate has also chosen to make a significant commitment to growing and making world class Chardonnay. Importantly, it is the Gin-gin (or Mendoza) clone that expresses the flavour and profile identified with Margaret River Chardonnay.
All the vines on the estate are dry-grown (unirrigated), cane pruned and the fruit is all hand picked. With meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard, it allows the winemaking team to craft wines that are truly expressive of their site and terroir.
The cooler ripening season resulted in slow sugar accumulation and more intense flavour development and higher retention of natural acidity.
The whole bunch grapes were gently pressed, minimising the phenolic pickup resulting in seamless structure. The wine was prevented from going through MLF to retain fruit freshness and perfect acidity. The minimal oak handling reveals a fresh and vibrant wine with an off dry finish, perfect paired with oysters and other seafoods.