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2021 Xanadu Chardonnay

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A modern, sophisticated and striking Chardonnay displaying classic Margaret River hallmarks. This striking Chardonnay offers purity, elegance and complexity. Medium bodied with a palate of lovely gala apples, pears, and tangy yuzu characters with a quartz-like minerality, moreish texture and pithy grapefruit phenolics.

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Viticulture

Chardonnay (100%)
2021
Margaret River
We had a great Summer leading up to vintage, although a rain event about a week or so before the start of harvest lead to some unusually humid conditions (for Margaret River at least). Careful fruit selection in some vineyards was required as a result of the humidity, despite experiencing good weather during the white harvest. The end of the whites saw a bit more rain, which was then followed by fine weather for the rest of March setting up the Cabernets nicely. In summary 2021 was a more challenging season than usual, however the extra work in the vineyard ultimately paid dividends with some wonderfully elegant wines being produced as a result.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw
This elegant yet powerful Chardonnay displays aromas of fresh pears, nectarine, and citrus fruits with underlying hints of white flowers, oyster shell, and oatmeal.
The palate is medium-full bodied offering white fleshed stone fruits pears and zesty lemony/grapefruit flavours. The powerful fruit is balanced by a backbone of phenolic tension combined with a mouth-watering saline edge and zesty acidity which focuses the wine perfectly to a crisp, dry, persistent fruit finish.
A modern, sophisticated style of Chardonnay, displaying classic Margaret River hallmarks. The 2021 Xanadu is a wine which, while drinking well in its youth will certainly reward with careful cellaring.

Winemaking

13%
750ml
3.07
Made entirely from Gingin clone Chardonnay which was whole bunch pressed followed by 100%-barrel fermentation in select French oak (25% new oak). Wild fermentation was encouraged on all the components, in order to introduce more complexity and personality into the wine. All the individual batches which make up the blend were lees stirred throughout a nine-month oak maturation period, without any malolactic fermentation. The final blend was put together in November 2020.