After an early morning harvest, the juice from the estate grown fruit was pressed to tank, allowed to settle overnight and then fermented in new, one year old and two year old French Oak. After 8 months maturation on lees, the wine was blended and bottled.
A classic cool climate growing season with ample rainfall and cold temperatures was followed by a dry and sunny autumn. The result being a slow, even ripening with tremendous flavour development at low sugar levels.
Brilliant pale gold with emerald flecks.
Lifted notes of melon, and pink grapefruit with hints of vanilla and gunflint.
Concentrated flavours of pink grapefruit and savoury, flinty complexity through the palate. The intensity of the fruit is carried by a creamy texture with a bright and lingering acid profile.
Whilst ready to drink now, this wine will gain in complexity over the next three to five years.
ALKOOMI 2018 BLACK LABEL CHARDONNAY
The Alkoomi vineyards and winery are located in the Frankland River district of Western Australia's Great Southern wine region. The name is taken from local aboriginal dialect and means 'a place we chose' and the logo represents the unique and distinctively Australian Grasstree, Xanthorrhoea preissii. The first plantings were in1971 and the region's long, cool ripening conditions are perfect for growing fruit of intense varietal character.