West Cape Howe “Old School” Chardonnay 2015

Barrel ferment in French oak. Malolactic fermentation (MLF). “Made the way they used to be.” But this should have a caveat, that although the winery may be the same, I bet the vineyard management and harvesting were a little different!

West Cape Howe, “Old School” Chardonnay, Mount Barker 2015


Ripe guava, pawpaw tropical ferment notes with plenty of smoky roasted nuts, light sulfides and peach stone fruit skin. Flavour plus, plenty of grip from the wine making balances the mineral lean chardonnay fruit. Stone fruits and quartz rocks, the grape fruit citrus finish emboldened with the spice of the oak. If you like your Chardy on the bigger side, but don’t want to pay too much and like a balanced wine, this is the one.

RRP: $20

Alc: 13.3%

Wine sample courtesy of West Cape Howe wines


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