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The Willow Chardonnay 2014


A deliciously fresh yet complex bouquet of vibrant lime, lemon blossom, white peach, toasted almond and beeswax, with alluring butterscotch notes.

The palate displays a lovely silken texture, revealing multiple layers of flavour and refreshing, balanced acidity. Grapefruit is prominent; there is also lime zest and honey nougat characters and a fine minerality throughout. This is an elegant expression of quality Margaret River Chardonnay, finishing with great persistence.

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




The Willow Chardonnay 2014  


Heydon Estate wines are the product of our aged single vineyard estate, located in the prestigious Wilyabrup sub-region in the heart of Margaret River. The fruit for this wine is 100% Mendoza clone, sourced from our old Chardonnay block. 2014 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.


Fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermented in barrel using wild yeast strains. Bâttonage was used over a 2 month period. Approximately 10% was allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation to provide textural complexity.

Alc/Vol:  13.0 %
Acidity:  6.84 g/l
pH:  3.31


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