At Flametree Wines, their vision is to produce brilliant Australian wines of uncompromising quality and character, this is reflected in the 5 red-star rating they have consistently achieved from James Halliday since 2011. Award winning wine maker, Cliff Royle, selects exceptional quality fruit from throughout the Margaret River wine region, to produce beautifully handcrafted wines with unique flavour, structure and depth.
Flametree Chardonnay 2018
Citrus oil, floral notes and grapefruit aromas are well supported by subtle French oak. The palate is textured yet fine, then finishes dry and savoury, a direct result of wild ferments with turbid juices.
A mixture of clean and turbid juices were wild fermented in French oak puncheons and barriques using only free run juice. Ferment temperatures were around 18-22 degrees to promote and retain more primary fruit flavours. 20% of the wine was fermented in new oak, with the remainder second and third use French oak. This year we put 18% of the total blend through MLF and stirred the lees every month. We whole berry fermented 5%, this small batch provides a nice savoury complexity and lift.