Fraser Gallop Estate Chardonnay

Fraser Gallop Estate Chardonnay 2018

Margaret River, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    13%
Located in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River, Fraser Gallop continues to strengthen its reputation as one of the region's finest wineries. The Chardonnay is sourced off unirrigated blocks and some irrigated blocks of Mendoza clone (Gin-Gin clone) resulting in concentrated fruit and the vines are caned pruned to ensure the fruit is of the highest quality.

Vibrant and bright, the 2018 Fraser Gallop Estate Chardonnay displays crisp, pristine fruit flavours with a clean finish. The palate displays a seamless blend of fruit and acidity, while the nose offers incredible vitality and freshness. There is a lovely tension in this wine that showcases the vineyards credentials. An outstanding Margaret River Chardonnay that offers superb value drinking at this price.

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Fraser Gallop Estate is set upon 165 acres of undulating land on Metricup Road, Wilyabrup, in the Margaret River region. It has an elevated north-facing rise planted to the Bordeaux red grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon (significantly the Houghton clone), Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. This allows maximum exposure for ideal ripeness and flavour profile in these varieties.

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.
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Western Australia
Margaret River
750
13
Pristine and clear in the glass with glowing straw green colour. Pure aromas of sweet lime, pear and grapefruit with vanilla cream and spice notes. It’s calling cards are elegance, purity and clarity. The composition of fruit and acidity is picture perfect with amazing vitality and freshness. There is a lovely tension in this wine that showcases the vineyard’s credentials perfectly.

Vineyard Notes: The Chardonnay is sourced off unirrigated blocks and some irrigated blocks of Mendoza clone (Gin-Gin clone) resulting in concentrated fruit and the vines are caned pruned to ensure the fruit is of the highest quality. Throughout the growing season two passes with the vine trimmer were required to ensure maximum fruit exposure. The eastern side of the North-South vine rows were lightly leaf plucked to allow sunlight onto the grapes whilst protecting the western side from the hot afternoon sun whereas the East-West rows had both sides of the vines leaf plucked to allow more bunch exposure.

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