West Cape Howe Wines ‘Styx Gully’ Chardonnay Dozen (12 Bottles) Great Southern

by Samuel Smith & Son

$309.00 GST Included

AUSTRALIA WIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

The 2018 vintage was ‘sublime’; we enjoyed perfect conditions over the entire growing season and ripening period with no untoward weather events; no disease pressure, no bird damage…. a dream season that we’d love to be able to dial up every year!

Our Styx Gully is 100% Mt Barker grown; all the fruit is from our best blocks of Chardonnay off our Langton vineyard. Some parcels were handpicked and whole bunch pressed, with the balance of the fruit picked at night with low overnight temperatures and processed promptly at the winery. Our Styx is all barrel fermented (50% new for the 2018) with no malolactic fermentation; the result being a complex, but still fruit driven, style of Chardonnay.

COLOUR
Bright, light gold; very pale straw.

AROMA
Quite peachy with ripe honeydew melon aromas, gorgeous creamy cashew nut characters with some very subtle tropical notes.

PALATE
A very subtle but beautifully flavoured Chardonnay that has the most wonderful palate; it is textural, well rounded and still delicate and its gentle acidity gives its good length of flavour. The lees contact post fermentation has contributed to its great palate and the oak has contributed also, but in a very understated way. With its subtle melon fruit flavours and crème brulee characters, our 2018 Styx Gully is delightful drinking now and will continue to improve with further bottle age.

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Description

West Cape Howe was founded in 1997, quickly becoming one of Western Australia’s favourite wine brands. Owned by four Western Australian families, Gavin Berry has been Managing Partner & Senior Winemaker since 2004 and he now has had over 30 vintages in the Great Southern.

West Cape Howe is a family owned winery located in Mount Barker, Western Australia. Rated 5 Red Star Winery by James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2013. Premium quality wines with a focus on ‘good food wines’. Making wines that people love to drink.

The winery is now at the picturesque ‘Langton’ vineyard, in the heart of the Mt Barker wine district. Over time, the partnership has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in the state, giving it unequalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern wine region has to offer.

West Cape Howe has acquired some of the oldest vineyard resources in the state, giving it unequalled access to the best and most consistent quality fruit that the cool Great Southern region has to offer. The five sub-regions range from inland continental conditions – ideal for fine Riesling and cool Shiraz; to coastal maritime conditions – ideal for elegant Chardonnay and classy Cabernet.

Samuel Smith & Son

Samuel Smith & Son is a well respected, family-owned wine merchant established in 1923, servicing the liquor industry of Australia with a blue chip portfolio of national and international wines, premium ales, ciders and water and embracing a philosophy of knowledge, service and friendship. Our head office is located in Adelaide with branches in all Australian states and territories.