Domaine Naturaliste Discovery Chardonnay 2018
Cool climate chardonnay that sings with fruit purity, perfume and texture.
BEST VALUE WINERY IN JAMES HALLIDAY’S AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION 2020
“The sheer quality of the wines he makes is equalled only by his consistency” James Halliday.
When I met winemaker Bruce Dukes from Domaine Naturaliste I was bowled over by how striking every wine was that I tasted in his lineup … A rare occurrence when you’re tasting wines every day.
The success did not happen by accident. He has an intimate knowledge of all the terroirs of Margaret River after spending 25 years honing his craft with leading Margaret River producers such as Pierro wines. He is a trained agronomist and has a Masters in viticulture and Oenology from U.C. Davis … he also worked for 4 years at Neibaum Coppola in Napa, USA. Bruce seeks freshness of fruit, perfume, texture, overall balance, restraint with low to moderate alcohol in all his beautiful wines. Domaine Naturaliste is named after the northern most Cape of Margaret River, Cape Naturaliste, where the winery is situated. Minuscule production of top shelf wines across the board.
From the winemaker … ‘A verve expression of our cool climate Chardonnay from the south of Margaret River.
Chardonnay is harvested at moderate ripeness to retain freshness and natural balance. Fermentation in seasoned French oak adds complexity and generosity of texture without compromising the purity of the aromatics. he embodiment of spring – perfume, texture, delicacy and personality.
Pristine Chardonnay fruit and respectful winemaking. Fermentation and maturation in mainly seasoned French oak (only 5 % new), adds complexity and generosity of texture without compromising the purity of aromatics or flavor.
Very attractive in youth, however will mature gracefully. A great vintage …A long and gentle vintage weather pattern, slightly cooler than the long-term average. The fruit gained lovely perfumes and textures while maintaining a magnificent verve.” 13% alc.
A sparkling expression of cool climate Chardonnay. 100% barrel fermented in old oak from the south of Margaret River. This delicious wine sings with fruit purity, perfume, texture. Bruce loves this with beef carpaccio!
RRP $27 NEW VINTAGE … **SPECIAL PRICE .. Only $20.99 in any mixed dozen**
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Australia, Margaret River