Pitchfork Chardonnay, Margaret River 2016

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Margaret River

75cl bottle: £11.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £143.40

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A delicious New World Chardonnay for an amazing price tag, this is wonderful value for money from the Margaret River region in Western Australia, source of many of the country's very best wines. The wine is fresh, crisp Chardonnay akin to a good Burgundy though with a slight tropical new world touch making it all the more interesting. Delicious wine.


87/100 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front



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Our Tasting Notes

Full and expressive Chardonnay fruit aroma without the influence of oak or lees resulting in a bright, clean tropical fruit bouquet. Brilliant appearance, pale straw with green hues. The palate is rich with tropical fruits, clean zippy acidity balances the sweet fruit character resulting in a bright fresh flavoursome palate. When good quality Chardonnay is used, unwooded Chardonnay takes on a whole new level of depth and intensity.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Chardonnay
Appellation: Margaret River
Alcohol: 12.5%

About

This wine is from the Hay Shed Hill Winery, and when the vineyards came up for sale in Margaret River’s oldest sub-region of Willyabrup Valley, highly acclaimed winemaker, Michael Kerrigan leapt at the chance to fulfil his dream of making his own style of boutique wines and became the owner/winemaker of Hay Shed Hill Winery. Since the launch in 2006 this much lauded winemaker has worked hard, getting to know every inch of his land intimately and nurturing his old vines. He has consistently produced wonderfully pure wines that truly represent this unique terroir. Winemaking is his passion and the reception of his wines on the international arena took this modest man by surprise.
Michael’s premium wines are named after the old hay shed that has stood since the 1920’s when the estate was a dairy farm. The grapes are chosen from the best sites on his estate where attention is paid to the slightest variation of gradient so only those vines with the optimum sunshine, soils and exposure are chosen. The low yielding vines give concentration and complexity to these wines helping them reflect the cool region and vineyard. These wines are beautifully crafted and are ideal companions to food.