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.
Cellaring potential: Eminently drinkable but will develop further complexity for up to 15 years
Picking Date: 14th March - 9th April 2014
Winemaker's notes: The inspiration for the Parterre Cabernet Sauvignon has been taken from some of the great wines of Bordeaux. The aim is to make a wine that allows the fruit to shine, complement it with oak whilst maintaining great structure and finesse. Our belief is that by doing this we have made the best wine possible, that truly reflects the place in which it is grown.