2022 Vinework Chenin Blanc

$30.00
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This is our third Chenin Blanc release and is produced from a small parcel of fruit from a mature single vineyard in Yallingup subregion.

The palate offers a wonderful array of pear and underripe tropical fruits, which combine with a bright moreish acidity. A subtle savoury saline, oystershell element also provides a great foil to the natural fruit sweetness.

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Viticulture

Chenin Blanc (100%)
2022
Margaret River
After a long, and relatively cold and wet winter budburst was later than usual, and about a week or two later than last season. There was still some wet, windy spring weather which affected fruit set. Despite the late start to the season, the fantastic WA summer allowed the growing season to catch up with warm, fine weather and a few of very hot periods. Marri trees had a bumper year for blossom, which always bodes well, distracting birds from away from the fruit (at least for the first half of the season while the blossom lasted). There was no significant weather pressure experienced at all early in the vintage, in fact the warm weather meant that the whites were harvested at a frenetic pace in order to preserve natural acidity. Yields were relatively low however the fruit quality was excellent with great flavour intensity. In summary 2022 will be remembered as an outstanding vintage in Margaret River. This is our third Chenin Blanc release and is produced from a small parcel of fruit from a mature single vineyard in Yallingup subregion.

Tasting Notes

Pale straw with slight green tinge.
The bouquet displays crunchy apple and pear with wafts of sea spray and nectar with some underlying barrel ferment flinty complexity.
The palate offers a wonderful array of pear and underripe tropical fruits, which combine with a bright moreish acidity. A subtle savoury saline, oystershell element also provides a great foil to the natural fruit sweetness.

Winemaking

13.0%
750ml
3.12
The fruit was pressed, without any crushing, followed by 100%-barrel fermentation in select seasoned French oak (1-2 year old). Wild fermentation was encouraged to introduce more complexity and barrels were lees stirred throughout an eight-month oak maturation period, without any malolactic fermentation. No fining was undertaken

Professional Reviews

93
Fruit from a site in Yallingup and only the third chenin blanc release for Xanadu. Well, this is good with its delicate blossom, pear and gingery aromas, while the palate is textural with some creamy lees and flavoursome with Granny Smith apples, pears and a lemon-saline succulence throughout. Another example of how this variety thrives and shines in Margs when given the attention it deserves.