Chardonnay `Five Ashes` Hamelin Bay 2017

Country
Australia
Region
Margaret River
Producer
Hamelin Bay Wines
Grape(s)
Chardonnay (100%)
Type
White
Style
Rich
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
13%
Closure Style
Screw Cap
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
No
Vegan
No
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Margaret River is Western Australia`s premier and fashionable vineyard region. Situated along the coast three hours south of Perth, this picturesque region is exposed to the effects of the Indian Ocean currents. Margaret River is reknowned for producing Australia`s premier cool climate wines. Ultra chic and trendy, most producers are high quality,small and boutique with an emphasis on Sauvignon Blanc, Semilion and Chardonnay for whites and the classic Bordeaux red varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This region has received much critical acclaim from journalists and afficienados of the wine industry. A region already established as one of Australia`s finest, but still young in global terms, there is still much potential to be unleashed.

Producer

The Hamelin Bay winery is located at Karridale in the southern point of the region within a few miles of the ocean. The 63 acre `Five Ashes Vineyard` is located on well drained gravel soils and faces north across the valley to gain the sun`s warmth in this cool region. The wines themselves are an expression of the natural beauty and uniqueness of the area, the fruit ripens with an intensity of flavour and richness of character. Owned by the Drake-Brockman family, who have a long association with the area, they have in recent years, achieved great recognition and awards for their range of outstanding wines.
Tasting Notes
This cool climate Chardonnay has aromas of peach, pear and dried banana preceding a lovely toasty and complex palate. It is a full flavoured creamy Chardonnay created to be similar to a Burgundian wine. Fermented and aged on its lees, the stone fruit and toasted palate is balanced with crisp citrus acidity, integrated oak created a luxurious mouthfeel which leads onto a butterscotch finish.
Food
Enjoy with spicy Asian dishes, scallops or lobster thermidor and chicken chasseur.
Media
Royal Hobart Show - Top Gold medal, Royal Melbourne Show - Gold Medal, Royal Perth Show - Silver Medal, James Halliday - 90 points, Ray Jordan - 91 points, Huon Hooke - 90 points.