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2020 Purus Chardonnay 2020 Purus Chardonnay

2020 Purus Chardonnay

Pure white fruits | Minerality | French Oak

$53.00 Members $42.40

Purus is a translation of pristine flavours, textures and the climate of southern Margaret River Chardonnay into wine.  

The vines have been carefully managed to allow only dappled light into the fruiting zone. This promotes flavour development, low tannins and bright levels of natural acidity. The fruit is sourced from select parcels of Dijon clones grown in the cool southern end of Margaret River. The compact bunches of perfectly solarized berries are hand harvested at first light to preserve freshness of fruit. 

Pure perfumes of white pear, jasmine flower and wet granite are elegantly suspended above a palate carved from grapefruit pith and white nectarine flesh. Lashings of focused white fruit tannin and porcelain texture and length culminate in a sheer wall of quenching minerality and bristling tension.  


AWARDS

98 James Halliday "This wine is riveting with its incisive flavours of grapefruit, pear and Granny Smith apple, sparking acidity another vector......Drink to 2030."



ALCOHOL

12.5% by Vol | 7.4 Standard Drinks

FOOD MATCHING

Roast free range chicken | veal | strong cheeses

GROWING SEASON

A perfect white growing season, characterized by generally warm and dry conditions from start to finish. Low disease pressure meant fruit could be picked purely based on the perfect balance of natural acidity and pure fruit expression. One of the great years for white wines. 

VARIETY

Clone 76 and 95 Chardonnay | Single Vineyard

WINEMAKING

Hand picked, whole cluster pressed. The cloudy juice was wild fermented in French Oak Barriques. In order to preserve the purity of fruit and natural acidity, the wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. 

MATURATION

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

CELLARING POTENTIAL

Attractive in youth | up to 8 years maturation.

HARVESTED

21st & 22nd February 2020


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