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Chardonnay 2019

An unusual fusion of Clare Valley & Margaret River resulting in an intensely flavoured, complex yet elegant wine with distinct citrus, white peach & nectarine characters along with a subtle flinty note.

Member Price
$132.60 / case
Standard Price
$156.00 / case
More Information
Previous Vintages 2015, 2016, 2018
Region Clare Valley 61% + Margaret River 39%
Colour At release the wine is a very pale straw colour with a youthful green hue.
Nose The wine has intense lifted aromas of melon and lime with hints of stone fruits. There are underlying tropical notes of green pineapple and guava and subtle secondary characters of flint, cedar and spice.
Palate The palate delivers what the bouquet promises; citrus fruits, fig and melon flavours along with a clean, mineral acidity and a touch of lemon zest. Texturally, it is delicate, with a creamy mid palate & integrated oak. The Clare Valley parcel delivers mid palate fleshiness whilst the Margaret River component contributes restrained green fruit notes that are typical of this region. Overall, the wine has a great palate line & length which lingers long after the wine is consumed.
Vintage Conditions The growing season leading up to vintage 2019 saw lower than average winter and spring rainfall. This, along with some hail and frost events, affected yields overall. There were some extreme weather conditions during the growing season, including the lowest temperature recorded in spring and the highest ever temperature in summer, but overall, the vines showed great resilience. In Margaret River, 2019 was a comparatively late and long season, with lower yields. The cooler ripening conditions resulted in amazing flavour intensity and acid retention in the whites, particularly Chardonnay.
Oak Maturation After fermentation in barrel and battonage, otherwise known as yeast lees stirring, the wine was matured for 8 months in French oak barrels (60% new, 20% 2 year old and 20% 3year old) and was then blended and bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 13.0
Acid: 6.31
PH: 3.20
Residual Sugar: 1.50
Wine Type: White
Wine Body: Medium
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2020
  • The Global Chardonnay Masters
  • Gold
  • 2020
  • Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting
  • Gold
  • 2020
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2021
  • The Asian Chardonnay Masters
  • Silver
  • 2021
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2
  • Bronze
  • Aaron Brasher, The Real Review

    Mar 2021
    87 Points
    Aromas of nectarine, white flowers, nuts and grapefruit. There's plenty of white peach, melon and sprightly acidity driving the palate. Oak frames the wine nicely to make for a fresh, structured and mid-weighted wine with some phenolic grip.
  • Ronn Weigand, Restaurant Wine

    Oct 2021
    5 Stars
    The 2019 Jaraman Chardonnay is exceptional Chardonnay, in a ripe but elegant style. It is full bodied and moderately intense in flavor (pear, peach, pineapple, toast, vanilla, candied lemon, lime), with fine balance, and a very long and persistent finish. Great value; can be aged further. Barrel fermented, and aged 8 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. 61% Clare Valley, 39% Margaret River.