Pure white fruits | Minerality | French oak

Purus 2014 Chardonnay

$43.00

MEMBERS: $34.40

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, which promotes flavour development, low tannins and bright levels of natural acidity.  The sustainably farmed vineyard is in 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 winemaking styles.

Vibrant perfumes and aromas of lime, orange blossom and honey suckle. 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 mingle with notes of hazelnut and creamy vanilla bean. The wine stays true to its purity with a beautifully focused mineral structure.

Alcohol

13.0% by Vol | 7.7 Standard Drinks

Food Matching

Prawns straight from the BBQ | pork | soft cheese

Variety

Gin Gin clone Chardonnay | Single Vineyard

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.

Maturation

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

Cellaring Potential

Attractive in youth and captivating with up to 8 years maturation.

Harvested

20th February 2014

Awards

Gold - London International Wine Challenge

Silver, Royal Melbourne Wine Show

94 Pts, Top 100 - Wine Business Magazine