Howard Park Miamup Chardonnay 2020
SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY. New Vintage. Excellent Margaret river chardonnay
Howard Park, one of Western Australia’s pioneering wine families with a 30 year history and two generations of tireless work of the Burch family, they specialise in the state’s premier grape-growing regions of Margaret River and the Great Southern. They are also part of Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW), an exciting collective of 12 multi-generational family-owned wine producers.
Winemaker Janice McDonald and the family are still celebrating after winning Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year for 2018. Peter Forrestal, of Gourmet Traveller said “Janice McDonald is an astounding winemaker: demanding of herself and others; rigorous; painstaking in her attention to detail.”
Margaret River is Australia’s most spectacular wine region with breathtaking coastline, Karri forests and maritime climate perfectly suited to premium grape growing. 100% estate grown fruit Howard Park makes beautiful wines with depth of fruit, balance and structure that overdeliver across the board.
Drawing upon traditional winemaking methods, the Howard Park Miamup Chardonnay is crafted using fine grain French oak to create a layered, flavoursome and complex wine. A critical selection process of the highest quality grapes is used and all of the individual vineyards that contribute to Miamup Chardonnay are vinified separately. Each location adds to the complexity of the wine due to the soils, aspects, clones and microclimates unique to the respective sites.
Sourced from the southern reaches of the Margaret River region to capture regional, varietal character and maintain fine natural acidity. A mixture of clones including Gin Gin, American and French are available to select from across their sites.
This is brand new vintage 2020 … very low yields excellent quality but not alot to go around…
From the winemaker .. “For all the trials and tribulations that vintage brings, the quality outcomes from 2019 are good. The whites have retained purity and vibrancy which is always a signature of the slightly cooler years while the reds show a concentration of flavour, elegance, definition and supple tannins.”
“Whilst a little shy, even cryptic, the bouquet is delightfully complex with notes of stone fruit, roasted hazelnuts, beurre bosc pears, pink grapefruit, patisserie, honeysuckle and citrus blossom. The palate delivers great texture, flavour and presence in a lively and light frame, with a fine balance of generous fruit, subtle oak, and a refined mineral–like acidity. Immediately drinkable yet with lots of nuance and layers of flavour and complexity that will reveal over the
next few years.” Janice MacDonald. 13% alc.
Review for previous vintage 2017…91+ points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front “Elegant chardonnay out of Margaret River. It doesn’t quite have the wow of yesteryear, presenting in a leaner and juicier fashion nowadays, but fruit intensity is still good, as too is length, and it should mature well in bottle to boot. Nectarine, citrus, hazelnuts and nashi pears. A mouthwatering style. It will be better once it’s had time to build more flesh; another 6-12 months as a minimum.”
RRP $30 **OUR SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY … Only $21.99 when you buy 6 of this wine**
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Australia, Margaret River, Western Australia
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