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2019 L.A.S. Vino 'Wildberry Springs' Chardonnay

$75.00Price

'Wildberry Springs' 

 

A singular vineyard in the heart of Willyabrup (Wildberry Springs). 20 year old gin gin clone, hand picked, cold pressed and fermented naturally in ceramic eggs (70%) and oak barriques (30%), where it remained for 13 months. During this time the wine went through a full maloactic fermentation with regular lees stirring to create creaminess and body. The wine was naturally settled in tank, chilled and bottled with a light filtration. 

 

A wine of  subtle complexity; refined, elegant, and balanced. The more you look the more it gives. Melon, crisp granny smith apple, and a hint of cream. 

  • 2019 L.A.S. Vino 'Wildberry Springs' Chardonnay

    "It’s from Willyabrup but flavour-wise it’s not as we know it. Arguably.

    This is so fine, so tense, so nervy, so real. It has the goods and it knows it and yet still it feels apprehensive, intensely wrought; different. It tastes of ginger and green apples, green pineapple, bran, a touch of nougat, grapefruit and something else, something both creamy and unnerving at once. With its great complexity comes great elegance, both of which are remarkable in themselves. I’m not so much taken by it as taken aback; it’s a wine, as you drink it, that starts turning over in your mind. In fact it makes you look it in the eye, and wonder."

    94+ points 

    Cambell Mattinson - The Wine Front 

     

    2019 L.A.S. Vino 'Wildberry Springs' Chardonnay

    "Nic Peterkin is on a roll, pushing traditional winemaking without dropping the ‘please drink me’ edge. Sourced from the 20-year-old Wildberry Springs vineyard, with 70% of the grapes fermented in ceramic eggs, the balance in barriques. Malolactic fermentation and yeast lees stirring add an extra dimension to the rich peach and melon flavours. The acid is of crisp Granny Smith apples and pink grapefruit, the finish lush and creamy. Enjoy with marron in any form; don’t overchill." 

    Best Buys over $35 

    Peter Bourne - Gourmet Traveller WINE 

     

    2019 L.A.S. Vino 'Wildberry Springs' Chardonnay

    "Pale yellow hues. The nose quite rich with toffee walnuts and custard notes. The palate carries that same richness, with a creaminess that harks back to fuller styles in the '90s. However, this isn't a fat buttery number, there's a driving acid line underneath that weight which keeps building momentum into a very long finish. Layered amongst that is a light fuzz of phenolics as well adding another structural component."

    92 Points

    Stuart Knox - The Real Review