The inspiration for this wine is easy. Chardonnay loves Margaret River, and Margaret River loves Chardonnay. Our love for local Chardonnay is unconditional, and with love comes great respect. Respect for Margaret River as one of the best locations to grow Chardonnay in Australia. Respect for the individual traits of the differing Chardonnay clones grown in the region, the subtle variance of terroir, and particularly what vintage conditions get dished out. Ultimately this all then combines to the greatest respect for the critical role of winemaking in shaping great fruit into brilliant Chardonnay. Stylistically, we say the 2021 Chardonnay is a contemporary Margaret River Chardonnay with a classical edge.
This is a rare expression of Margaret River Nebbiolo due to the relative scarcity of the variety within the region and our aim was to showcase the high-toned brightness and vibrancy of fruit whilst still integrating complexity and interest through structure and developed tannins to create an earlier, approachable Nebbiolo thoughtfully balanced with sweetness, savouriness and ultimately freshness.
Our 2021 ‘Super Margs’ continues to draw influence from the highly sought after and respected Super Tuscan wines of Italy, which are typically made from Sangiovese and blended with non-indigenous varieties, in our case, the king of the Reds in Margaret River – Cabernet Sauvignon. Following on from our first Super Margs release in 2019, we have ‘upped the ante’ and taken it a step further by hand selecting the best fruit and barrels for this wine, and also including some Merlot and Cabernet Franc this year. The wine is again bottled with cork to highlight the rare expression, elegance and sophistication of this wine style as well as giving the old world style a little nod.