Delicate, clean, floral-fruity aroma and refreshing undertones of citrus lemon and grass-like notes lift effortlessly from the glass. A touch of zesty lemon/lime curd and the subtle suggestion of oak spice adds an extra depth of intricacy.
Well balanced, gooseberry, lychee and melon fruit flavours sit effortlessly on the palate driven by a soft seamless acidity. The fresh, clean structure and salivating flavours continue perpetually giving great length, persistence and purity to the wine.
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.
The estate grown fruit is harvested during the cool of the night to maintain delicate fruit characters. Each variety had minimal skin contact and fermented under cool temperatures to preserve the aromatic intensity. A small portion was barrel fermented to add further structure, dimension, and complexity to the wine. The wine is blended and bottled early in its life to further retain its freshness and varietal character.
3 months in older French oak barriques
Pale green with brilliant clarity.