2017 Fermoy Estate Chardonnay
Appearance: Pale golden straw with bright green tints.
Aroma: Notes of citrus blossom, yellow peach and grapefruit pith overlay toasted hazelnut, peanut brittle, oyster shell and sulphide complexity.
Palate: Medium weighted, the palate shows an elegance of perfumed citrus blossom, grapefruit pith phenolic and saline minerality with lightly toasted oak spices and a subtle struck-match sulphide adding complexity and depth.
Oak Detail: 100% barrel fermented and matured for 9 months in a combination of new and 1 and 2-year old French oak barriques.
Cellaring: Ready for immediate drinking and will continue to drink well over the next 4-5 years.Alcohol Volume: 13.0%
Acidity: pH 3.30; TA 7.0g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.8g/L
Awards: Silver – 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Show, 2018 Aust Small Winemakers Show; Bronze – 2018 Royal Perth Wine Show, 2018 Halliday Chardonnay Challenge.
93pts (ranked 25 of 100 2017 Margaret River Chardonnay): "Medium to full yellow colour, bright. The bouquet has a hint of Friar's Balsam, some popcorn notes and a there's a lot of regional grapefruit on the palate. Intense, focused, generous and long. This is very Margaret River, very Gingin clone, and very satisfying. A lovely chardonnay in a more fruit-driven style. 2020-2025" The Real Review, Huon Hooke 16 Apr 2020
91 pts: "Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fermented in French oak. The oak treatment adding toast and brown spice characters to the ripe white stone fruit, grapefruit, melon skin and citrus blossom characters. Solid, flavoursome and complex. Drink by 2027" David Bicknell, 2020 Wine Companion