2022 Hazel's Vineyard Chardonnay

A layered wine with persistence, power and structure a true representation of this southern Margaret River vineyard.  

100% Hazel's Vineyard

Grapes: 100% Single Vineyard Chardonnay | Gingin clone

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Wine Specs
Hazel's Vineyard
Harvest Date
20th February
1-15 years
Alcohol %
The Wine Front
The Real Review
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Mandarin skin, pink grapefruit and mealy aromas give way to white nectarine and a seductive nougat element. Flinty and complex, this Chardonnay is powerful in fruit concentration and restrained by a precise acid line. A layered wine with persistence, impressive power, and structure and a true representation of this exceptional gravelly vineyard in southern Margaret River.
Score History 2022: 95 pts - The Real Review, 2021: 95+ pts - The Wine Front, 2020: 97 pts - Wine Advocate by Robert Parker, 2019: 95 pts - Halliday Wine Companion, 2018: 96 pts - Halliday Wine Companion 2017: 96 pts – Real Review
WA Good Food Guide Wine Awards Best Single Vineyard Wine Best Certified Organic or Biodynamic Wine Regional Award Winner: Best Margaret River Wine
100% Hazel’s Vineyard. Our southernmost vineyard which is further inland than our Burnside and Calgardup vineyards. Hazel’s combines cooling Southern Ocean influences with a northerly aspect and plenty of sunshine. Soil type: Ironstone gravel loam.
Wine Making
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and transferred directly to oak with full solids. Fermented by native yeast in the finest selection of French oak barriques (approximately 30% new). Batonnage to encourage autolytic activity was based on flavour and no MLF to retain the natural acidity of this vintage. The wine was racked out of barrels with full lees to tank in December before bottling in February 2023.
Vintage Report
A season that slowly escalated into a very hectic but also exciting harvest. A cooler and wet Spring saw vine growth delayed in development, and we were set for a late start of harvest. But then Summer came, and it was full of sunshine, dry and warm through December, January, and February with warm days and some warm nights. Ripeness across all white varieties was quicker than average with a rather compressed Chardonnay harvest. Quality across all whites is excellent, with lots of flavour and concentration yet retaining perfume and drive.