West Cape Howe `Old School` Chardonnay 2016 (12 x 750mL), Mt Barker, WA.

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$191.88 per case
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After harvesting overnight, the fruit was crushed and pressed and the juice transferred to barrel for fermentation; new and some older oak was used for complexity. After primary fermentation, all this Chardonnay underwent a malolactic fermentation for extra richness and there was regular lees stirring over the next 6 months for further complexity and enhanced mouthfeel.

Region:
WA - Mount Barker
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright with a light-medium straw colour.

Aroma

Lovely aromas of fresh, toasty French oak with light buttery characters (reminiscent of a freshly baked almond croissant!).

Palate

Has those ‘baked pastry’ characters along with the peachy/stone fruit flavours typical of Chardonnay. There’s a good level of toastiness from the oak used during fermentation, complemented by the buttery pastry flavours from the malolactic fermentation. A wine with good texture and palate weight, the delicious ‘peach crumble’ fruit flavours are complexed by the toasty oak and a gentle acidity on the finish.

Winery Profile

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Located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, West Cape Howe is the most southerly point, rising some 250 metres above the Southern Ocean. It is thought that the first explorers to this coastline were Dutch seafarers in 1627 aboard their 'Fluyt' class vessel "Gulden Zeepaard" (Golden Seahorse).

The winery is named after this magnificent landmark to pay respect not only to the natural beauty of the region, but also in recognition of the extreme influence of the Southern Ocean on the area's viticulture. The rugged coastline is home to some stunning white beaches, sheltered coves and great rock climbing sites.

West Cape Howe Wines is owned by a partnership including Gavin Berry (until 2004, senior winemaker at Plantaganet), and viticulturist, Rob Quenby. It was founded in 1997 and soon became one of the fastest growing wine brands in Western Australia, now producing around 60,000 cases annually. Over time, it has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in the state, giving it unrivalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.

West Cape Howe's driving philosophy is to make delicious wines of harmony, balance, structure and flavour - wines that people love to drink.

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Other Information

  • 2016 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL Bottles
  • WA - Mount Barker, Western Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 13.7% alc.
Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. GraysOnline liquor licence LIQP770010049

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