Domaine Naturaliste, Flagship, Artus, Chardonnay, Margaret River
£47.99

Tasting notes:

Artus 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 sourced from 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 reminiscent of crème brulee and candied citrus peel with a background of toasty oak. The palate is rich with a viscous creamy texture. A balanced wine expressing intensity and layered complexity promising further evolution over time.

Food matching:

Roast free range chicken | veal | strong cheeses

Variety:

Chardonnay | Single Vineyard

Maturation:

42% new 228 L medium toast French oak barriques for 10 months. Mainly from the Voges and Allier forests.

Winemaking:

The cloudy juice from the hand picked and whole cluster pressed fruit begins fermentation spontaneously in toast French oak barrels. The wild yeasts, full malo‐lactic fermentation and year of sur lie (maturation on lees) allow the wine to create its own story.

Cellaring: Attractive In youth | up to 8 years maturation.

Alcohol: 13.5% by Vol