Howard Park Flint Rock Chardonnay

Howard Park Flint Rock Chardonnay 2017

Great Southern, Western Australia   |    750ml   |    13%
Howard Park is the jewel in Burch Family Wines' crown; Western Australia's largest family-owned and operated winery. With the incredibly talented Janice McDonald now overseeing the winemaking at Howard Park, the impeccable quality of their wines in assured.

The name “Flint Rock” epitomizes the fine mineral structure and savoury elegance of wines grown in the wildly remote and awesomely beautiful Great Southern region of Western Australia. This Howard Park regional selection draws upon the varietal heroes of the three primary sub-regions; Mt Barker, Porongurup & Frankland River to make wines that showcase regional typicity.

Review of the 2016 vintage below:

"96 Points. A mix of clones from the estate Mount Barrow Vineyard at Mount Barker, wild-fermented in (mostly) used French oak, matured on lees for 9 months. This is all about length and texture, in stark style contrast to its Howard Park sibling, and will mature with effortless grace and intensity. Bargain ++. 13% alc. RRP $28. To 2031" - James Halliday, Top Value Wines 2018.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Howard Park Wines has a very simple mantra when it comes to the production of its wines - premium wine can only come from excellent fruit. Since its foundation Howard Park has held the belief that each variety is best suited to particular climates and soil types within the two premium wine regions of Margaret River and the Great Southern.

Over the past 25 years, Howard Park has exerted considerable effort into defining and classifying the vineyards in these two regions by variety to ensure the quality levels demanded are continually upheld and improved. They believe this approach ensures that each bottle of Howard Park wine is the finest expression from these two regions and continues to over deliver on expectations.

With the experienced Janice McDonald now overseeing the winemaking at Howard Park, the impeccable quality of their wines in assured.
Western Australia
Great Southern
The Flint Rock Chardonnay is an annual selection from individual vineyard blocks and clones grown on our Mt. Barrow vineyard. This vineyard is planted on a south facing ridge-top with an elevation of between 285 to 370m. The old soils of this site are shallow over rock with a high component of lateritic gravel.

Winemaking: The individual vineyard blocks that comprise Flint Rock Chardonnay are vinified separately. Each batch is hand-picked, cooled and sorted before pressing to extract the free run juice. Fermentation and malo-lactic occurs in a combination of older French oak and stainless steel tank. The temperature of fermentation is between 18ºC to 22ºC and the lees are stirred from the end of fermentation and throughout the malo-lactic. After 10 months on lees, the wine is blended to tank and held for 2 months prior to fining, filtration and bottling.

Wine Analysis

Alcohol: 13% vol

Standard Drinks: 7.7

pH: 3.27


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