Butterscotch | Texture | Funky French Oak…
Artus is an artistic translation of our local Gin Gin clone into wine. It 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 farmed 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.
Flavours of fresh nectarines and candied pecan nuts are supported by aromas of poached pears and marzipan.
13.0% by Vol | 7.7 Standard Drinks
Roast free range chicken | salmon | smoked butter on sourdough
A wet winter in 2018 set the soils up for a great season. Cool ripening all the way up to harvest, meant a longer than average ripening period resulting in greater acid and aromatic retention with fine textures and tannins.
Gin Gin clone Chardonnay | Single Vineyard
Cloudy juice | hand picked fruit whole-cluster pressed | wild yeasts full malo‐lactic fermentation | sur lie
Artus creates its own story.
40% new 228 L medium toast French oak. Barriques Vosges and Allier for 10 months.
Attractive in youth | up to 8 years maturation.
15th March 2019