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.
Tasting note: Glowing straw green colour. Pure aromas of sweet lime, pear and grapefruit with vanilla cream and spice notes. The composition of fruit and acidity is picture perfect with amazing vitality and freshness.
Total Acidity: 8.4g/L
Residual Sugar: 3.3g/L
Harvest Date: 11th February - 14th February, 2018
Oak: 50% French Oak Puncheons, 50% French barriques of which 1/3 new oak. Bottling Date: 18th December, 2018
Cellaring Potential: Should develop further complexity with 5-7 years careful cellaring.