The fruit was harvested in the early hours of the morning and pressed to tank. The juice was settled overnight and racked with a high proportion of juice solids prior to fermentation in stainless steel. The wine was kept on fermentation lees and stirred regularly to build complexity and texture before bottling.
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.
Bright pale gold with emerald flecks.
Lifted aromas of white peaches, pick grapefruit and citrus flowers.
Honeydew melon and white peach on the palate with hints of vanilla and hazelnut with a creamy textural structure underpinned by soft, mineral acidity.
Ready to enjoy now.
ALKOOMI 2017 WHITE 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.