Heydays 2020 — Chardonnay
Chardonnay from Mt Barker & Margaret River.
Fermented in 500lt old French oak puncheons.
A textural and raw West Australian Chardonnay.
Great Southern (Mount Barker) & Margaret River (Karridale)
Alcohol - 13%Vol
Chardonnay - whole bunches were pressed directly to big old French oak puncheons where the natural fermentation evolved over a number of weeks. As the yeast settled and the wine brightened, the lees were stirred back into suspension to keep the wine fresh and to build texture. Malolatic fermentation happened naturally during the few months the wine rested in oak.
A change up this year with Mount Barker dictating the style, yet Heydays is still overtly, beautifully and enticingly Chardonnay. Delicate floral aromas of honeysuckle, orange blossom and jasmine are embellished with pear essence, nutmeal and lemon curd. Flavours of stone fruit, melon meld with fig and caramel in a silky and seamless manner. The fine, mineral acidity and oak tension adds restraint, texture and length.