Woodlands Wines 2020 Brook Chardonnay (12 Bottles)

by QED Artisan Wine Merchants

$498.00 GST Included

AUSTRALIA WIDE SHIPPING INCLUDED

Produced from a 7 hectare close-planted plot of selection massale Wenté (Mendoza) clone on the Woodlands second property, Brook Vineyard. Positioned on a gentle south facing slope, quite similar to the ‘Chloe’ block at Woodlands, with a soil profile of sandy loam over clay, and planted with a density of 2m between rows and 1.5 metre between vines.  As the vines mature and their knowledge of the incoming fruit develops, this wine will mature in style.

For 2020 they used 300L hogs heads and 500L puncheons, all French, 35% being new and the balance one and two years old. The fruit was handpicked, whole bunch sorted and whole bunch pressed to barrel. Ferments went well with no yeast added, and some malolactic conversion occurred naturally in barrel. The wine remained in barrel for a total of 10 months before being filtered and bottled in November 2020.

Pale straw colour, the nose is fine, delicate, with aromatics of white peach, nectarine, white flowers, notes of rock melon and orange zest, and a touch of barrel ferment struck flint. The palate is fine yet powerful, with a dense entry and rich middle palate of ripe orchard fruits, brioche, and some grapefruit. The finish is long and bright, with a touch of phenolic grip.  Looking for purity and precision, and made without artefact and additions, a wine that expresses its site.

This wine will be best enjoyed from 2023 to 2031.

 

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Description

Woodlands now has an annual production of 12,000 cases, specialising in red wine, and remains owned and operated by the Watson family.

In 2010 David and Heather were awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Margaret River Wine Industry Association.

In 2016 David & Heather were the joint recipients of the prestigious Jack Mann Memorial Medal. The medal is awarded annually to those who have made a significant contribution to the WA Wine Industry. Woodlands’ premier wine, the Cabernet Sauvignon, is still made from the same planting originally made by David and Heather in 1973. Woodlands Cabernet Sauvignon continues to garner awards and critical acclaim, including being listed in the Langton’s Classification of Fine Wines.

QED Artisan Wine Merchants

We are a family owned Fine Wine Wholesaler. Our portfolio includes domestic and imported wines from: France, Portugal, Japan and New Zealand.

We work with passionate families, who are committed to excellence and their environment. Our focus in on bio-dynamically and organically produced wines.