2019 Domaine Naturaliste Artus Chardonnay Margaret River – Domaine Naturaliste’s wines are based on a significant understanding of the inherent strengths of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah fruit from the Margaret River Region.
Bruce Dukes, Winemaker/Director of Domaine Naturaliste, states fruit freshness, flavour and texture are the greatest qualities he pursues when crafting his wines. When asked if Domaine Naturaliste wines were natural, he replies “99% natural and 1% supernatural.”
Artus is an artistic translation of their local Gin Gin clone into wine. It is a provocative, complex and textural wine exuding the seductive spirit of “old world” chardonnay. The vines have been managed to allow only dappled light into the fruiting zone. This promotes flavor development, low tannins and bright levels of natural acidity. The fruit is farmed in the cool southern end of Margaret River. The tiny 100g Gin Gin clusters are hand harvested at first light to preserve freshness of fruit.
Flavours of fresh nectarines and candied pecan nuts are supported by aromas of poached pears and marzipan.
Drinking very well in its youth but will benefit from careful cellaring.
Single Price: $52.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $40.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $480.00