The first commercial Chardonnay in Australia was produced in the Hunter Valley and our unique fruit driven style is back in fashion.Gone are the days of over oaked fat buttery chardonnays. Old, low yielding vines give us ripe flavours at lower sugars and higher acidity which allows me to make textured wines with less oak and finer flavour profiles. Both the Margan and the White Label Chardonnays are picked from the same blocks but the White Label is fermented in new French oak barriques using natural yeast and a high percentage of grape solids in the ferment. The Margan chardonnay has slightly riper fruit less oak and a small percentage of the complexity of the White Label.
A rewarding drop from older, low yielding vines planted in the Hunter Valley over 40 years ago in the early 1970s
... a lovely 2017 wine, one that’s got a wonderfully creamy texture, lively acidity and nice suggestions of nectarine, cashew nut and lime zest on the palate...Continue »