Sirromet Wines, Le Sauvage The Wild Chardonnay 2013, Granite Belt, Queensland, Australia
Tasting Note: A complex, indigenous-ferment chardonnay worth the investment that abounds with wonderful, yeasty notes and flavor intensity.
Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of fermented green apple, quince, pear compote, brioche, pineapple, vanilla and lemon zest.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied chardonnay has medium-plus-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and completing with a long, brioche-and-citrus finish.
There is midpalate complexity and depth of flavor.
Bottle Note: Sourced from our Seven Scenes vineyard at 850m elevation. In 2013 we trailed an ancient technique of wild fermentation on the skins in a clay amphora, then aging 4 months before pressing, for 10% of the blend. The remaining fruit was wild fermented in 100% French oak, with 25% MLF and 6 months of battonage. The result, a powerful chardonnay with ripe fig, white peach, tangerine rind, and waxy green apple enhanced by layers of texture from skin contact. Beautiful complex oak and an elegant line of acidity to finish. Certified bottle number 1,679/4,300.
Price: $89 AUD
Tasted: Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, Queensland, Australia
Tasting Date: October 9, 2019