Frankland EstateChardonnay 2020Product code: 12207
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Frankland Estate Chardonnay is a hallmark of British elegance and sophistication. Deeply evocative of Western Australia's pristine, cool climate, it champions an exquisite array of citrus and stone fruit flavours beautifully framed by silky, flinty textures. Exhibiting a minerality reminiscent of the estate's ancient rocky soils, the wine displays refreshing acidity perfectly balanced with subtle oaky notes derived from artisanal barrel fermentation. Finishing with harmonious complexity, Frankland Estate Chardonnay is a stellar choice for discerning palates seeking sophistication and depth in their wine enjoyment.
Textural, creamy and rich up front which carries through the length of the palate and is balanced by a mouth-watering playful acidity. Lemon/mandarin and nectarines give some beautiful fruit sweetness and weight to the mid palate A light touch of new oak lends the wine a lovely length and focus which is elegant and gentle in equal measure. There is a complex textured component which plays beautifully with the acid to deliver a refined chardonnay offering.
About the Winery
Established in 1988, Frankland Estate winery is a family-owned vineyard nestled in the idyllic farmlands of Western Australia's Frankland River district. This distinct winery sits amidst a landscape rich in beauty, bestowing upon it a unique terroir, ideal for viticulture.
The winery sits on an ancient continent with elemental terroirs, comprising of nutrient-poor gravel soils, with a relatively cool macroclimate. It is these elements that contribute significantly to the production of the winery's flagship wine - Old Vine Riesling; known for its crisp, vibrant, and vivacious character.
The Frankland family, the very heartbeat of this famed establishment, bring to their vineyard a deep understanding of sustainable farming practices. They believe that wine is a product of its natural surroundings, therefore emphasising the importance of organic viticulture. To maintain the integrity of the terroir, the family ensures that their vineyard is diligently managed with minimal chemical input.
Beneath the clear Australian sky, the commitment to excellence produces each year, an eloquent portfolio of wines. These are rich and complex expressions of the stony soiled terrain, and the moderate temperatures that dance across the vineyard. It's the sheer elegance of these wines that have undoubtedly imprinted Frankland Estate winery onto the world map of renowned wine producers.
In addition to their remarkable wine production, Frankland Estate also hosts the famed annual 'Riesling Downunder' event, celebrated as one of the most significant wine events internationally and their reputation continues to flourish year after year, as the audience for their bottled artistry continues to grow.
Visitors to Frankland Estate are warmly welcomed to their beautiful tasting room. While indulging in the winery's exquisite offerings, guests can soak in the breathtaking views of the sprawling vineyards. And, if you're lucky maybe catch a glimpse of the native Australian wildlife that surrounds this stunning property.
In summary, Frankland Estate winery is about capturing the essence of the Australian terrain and transforming it into an exceptional wine experience It is a steward of the earth, a cultivator of unique flavours, and a producer of sustainable, world-celebrated wines.