The Willow Chardonnay 2013

$60.00

The wine displays a magnificent bright golden colour.

A beautiful and gorgeous bouquet of white peach, citrus, melon and cashew is inviting to the nose. Complex aromas of ripe fruit, wet river stone and even hints of gunpowder extend further through the senses.

The palate also displays a profound complexity, intense and with a creamy mouthfeel. A lingering persistence completes an exceptionally elegant expression of quality Margaret River chardonnay.

The finest French oak is flawlessly integrated and balanced, in line with the winery extended bottle ageing regime.

 

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THE WILLOW 2013  
The wine displays a magnificent bright golden colour. A beautiful and gorgeous bouquet of white peach, citrus, melon and cashew is inviting to the nose. Complex aromas of ripe fruit, wet river stone and even hints of gunpowder extend further through the senses.

The palate also displays a profound complexity, intense and with a creamy mouthfeel. A lingering persistence completes an exceptionally elegant expression of quality Margaret River chardonnay.

The finest French oak is flawlessly integrated and balanced, in line with the winery extended bottle aging regime.

 A rewarding glass of Chardonnay. Yum!96/100  Huon Hooke -Wine Critic Sydney-Morning Herald

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Heydon Estate wines are the product of our aged single vineyard estate, located in the prestigious

Wilyabrup sub-region in the heart of the Margaret River appellation.

The fruit for this wine is 100% Mendoza clone, sourced from our old Chardonnay block.boutique-wine-awards
2012 was a terrific vintage for Chardonnay with warm days and delightfully cool nights. Such is the quality and balance of our old Chardonnay block, encouraging full and complex flavour development while retaining a classical extended acidity and elegance that “The Willow” is renowned for.
VIGNERON GEORGE HEYDON’S COMMENTS:

Mid straw colour, bright.

The nose presents as intense and complex. The usual citrus aromas complemented by white stone fruit notes and nuances of lanolin, vanilla bean, and mealy cashew.

Lovely minerality and wet stone character.

The palate shows exceptional fullness of mouthfeel and stunning length.

Just entering best drinking window, but definitely no hurry!

 

 

The wine displays a magnificent bright golden colour.
A beautiful and gorgeous bouquet of white peach, citrus, melon and cashew is inviting to the nose. Complex aromas of ripe fruit, wet river stone and even hints of gunpowder extend further through the senses.

The palate also displays a profound complexity, intense and with a creamy mouthfeel. A lingering persistence completes an exceptionally elegant expression of quality Margaret River chardonnay.

The finest French oak is flawlessly integrated and balanced, in line with the winery extended bottle aging regime.

 


VINIFICATION:

The fruit was handpicked on 27th February 2012.

Fruit was then whole bunch pressed and fermented in barrel, with wild, indigenous natural yeast strains. Battonage for 2 months. 10% was allowed to undergo malolactic ferment providing textural complexity. The wine has been matured for 10 months in 100% French oak barrels, 50% new and 50% second use.

WINE ANALYSIS:
Alc/Vol:              13.5 %
Acidity:              7.02 g/l
pH:                    3.28
Residual sugar:  <0.5 g/l

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