Complex, lifted, vibrant nose of fresh elderflower, lemon/lime citrus curd, papaya and ginger spice. A complex underlying array of orange blossom, creamy stone fruits and clove adds to the complexity.
A delicate yet complex, medium/light bodied wine with nice tight, clean, citrus fruit flavours. Delicate oak spice adds complexity combined with a fresh, zesty acidity and white floral flavours gives great length and persistence.
Winter in Margaret River was typically wet and cold, perfectly setting the vines up for the growing season ahead. A mild spring and early summer were kind to flowering, fruit-set and canopy development. Late summer and the ripening season were not ideal. Periodically the region is subject to tropical rainfall conditions during late summer and autumn, 2021 was one of those years. Luckily the vineyard site at Thompson Estate is set to ‘weather the storm’ with excellent aspect, old balanced vines and our winery right on site. All our fruit achieved optimum ripeness with a minimum of disease which was seen so prevalent across the region. The wines of 2021 will display ripe fruit characters, be structurally made to age and typical of what you expect from Thompson Estate.
Using a mixture of Chardonnay clones off the estate and the new Thompson Estate vineyard, the fruit was tenderly machine harvested, using a gentle selective harvester, during the cool of the night to maintain delicate varietal fruit characters. The juice was fermented in a combination of stainless steel tank, to contribute fresh, clean varietal characteristics and new and older French oak barriques in controlled, cool conditions to add further structure, dimension, and complexity to the finished product.
2-4months new & older French oak
Pale straw with green hues and brilliant clarity.