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2019 Artus Chardonnay

$49.00 Members $39.20

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.

ALCOHOL

13.0% by Vol | 7.7 Standard Drinks

FOOD MATCHING

Roast free range chicken | salmon | smoked butter on sourdough

GROWING SEASON

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. 

VARIETY

Gin Gin clone Chardonnay | Single Vineyard

WINEMAKING

Cloudy juice | hand picked fruit whole-cluster pressed | wild yeasts full malo‐lactic fermentation | sur lie

Artus creates its own story.

MATURATION

40% new 228 L medium toast French oak. Barriques Vosges and Allier for 10 months.

CELLARING POTENTIAL

Attractive in youth | up to 8 years maturation.

HARVESTED

15th March 2019