2020 Frankland Estate Chardonnay Frankland River – Organically grown fruit for this wine was sourced from three different locations in their Isolation Ridge vineyard at Frankland Estate. The vineyard is planted on undulating northern and eastern facing slopes and has duplex soils of ironstone gravel and loam over a clay sub soil. The vines are all from the low yielding (Mendoza) clone renowned for its “hen and chicken’ combination of large and small berries in the same bunch. This results in highly concentrated fruit flavours.
Complex fruit profile of nectarine, spice, subtle almond and light toasty nuances layered with yellow florals of calendula and marjoram. Soft and rounded with a gentle textural influence leading to an elegant and focused palate. Textural and creamy with delicacy up front which carries through the length of the palate and is balanced by a mouth-watering playful acidity. Lemon/mandarin and nectarines give some beautiful fruit sweetness and weight to the mid palate A light touch of new oak lends the wine a lovely length and focus which is elegant and gentle in equal measure. There is a complex textured component which plays beautifully with the acid to deliver a refined chardonnay offering.
Single Price: $30.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $23.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $276.00