2021 Oates Ends Chardonnay
A classic Margaret River Chardonnay with a perfect balance between varietal fruit expression and winemaking influence. A year that has given elegance and longevity, with beautiful regional grapefruit and white stonefruit flavours. Barrel fermentation has given vanilla toast notes and the extended time on lees has given creamy texture and complexity. A serious wine for the Chardonnay lover.
A very special wine that has been made with the help of many hands after a shark attack in January left me on crutches and unable to manage the picking and pressing on the 14th of February without help from winemakers, friends and family. The 2021 Chardonnay was only made possible with the love and collaboration of these people and the reason this is such a special and privileged place to live and make wine.