Howard Park Margaret River Chardonnay
The Howard Park Chardonnay is selected from our Allingham vineyard, located in the southern reaches of the Margaret River region between the hamlets of Witchcliffe and Karridale. This part of Margaret River is the Karridale sub region as proposed by Dr. John Gladstones. Here, the higher degree of cloud cover and prevailing southerly breezes facilitate a long, gentle ripening and the full evolution of flavour and fine structure that define the region’s finest Chardonnay.
Each batch is handpicked and the individual parcels of grapes are cooled, hand sorted then whole bunch pressed to extract the finest free run juice. After minimal settling, the juices are allowed to ferment naturally in French oak.
The bouquet spells artful crafting of some very fine fruit. All the classic Margaret River, Chardonnay elements are here: fresh citrus, fig and melon, imbued with vanilla bean, minerals, brioche, nutmeal and nougat. The palate has acquired subtle caramel and nutmeal complexity and texture from time in fine French oak. A bright citrus acidity gives length, clarity and line to this fine and stylish wine.
Margaret River in Western Australia
A bright citrus acidity gives length, clarity and line to this fine and stylish wine