Domaine Naturaliste, Flagship, Purus, Chardonnay, Margaret River
£37.99

Tasting notes:

Purus is a pure translation of our local clone into wine. The vines have been carefully managed to allow only dappled light into the fruiting zone. This promotes flavour 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. An ideal wine to enjoy beside the Artus Chardonnay in order to celebrate differences in wine styles. Vibrant perfumes and aromas of lime, orange blossom and honeysuckle. The palate is richly fruited and reveals a balance of expansive fruit, texture and sophisticated elegance. Flavours of nashi pear, stone fruit and dried figs with notes of hazelnut and creamy vanilla bean. The wine stays true to its purity with a beautifully focused mineral structure.

Food matching:

Roast free range chicken | veal | strong cheeses

Variety: Chardonnay | Single Vineyard

Maturation: 40% new 228L French oak barrels for 10 months with low toast levels. The wood is primarily from the Voges and Allier forests.

Winemaking:

Hand picked, whole cluster pressed. The clear juice was fermented using a pure yeast strain. In order to preserve the purity of fruit and natural acidity, the wine had no malo-lactic fermentation.

Cellaring Potential:

Attractive in youth | up to 8 years maturation.

Alcohol: 13.0% by Vol