Evoi Margaret River Reserve Chardonnay 2015
WineSpark Price €32.91
This wine is extra-special to Nigel. The 2007 vintage of it was his first solo wine - two barrels of Chardonnay made in his garage.
He’s held onto the same vineyard ever since - it’s in Wilyabrup, the heart of Margaret River.
According to Nigel this rocky vineyard isn’t much to look at - but it produces the pristine fruit which is the secret weapon to this wine.
After picking, Nigel throws everything into barrel, where a natural fermentation slowly begins. He tells me the liquid is brown, almost mud-like at this stage. He doesn’t add any sulphur or preservatives - he’s basically un-learnt everything that’s taught in winemaking school.
But it works - during fermentation ‘there’s lots of stuff to chew on’ he says, which results in a Chardonnay loaded with character.
It stays in oak for 12 months and comes out just before bottling. ‘Easy peasy’ says Nigel.
It’s smoky, nutty and refined on the nose - and very flinty. The palate is intense and lush, with a very fine and very long finish.
Given it’s long sold-out in Australia, it's a real treat to get a small amount of this over to Ireland.
|Region of origin||Margaret River|
100% barrel select. 1/3 new, 1/3 one year, 1/3 two year
|Months in Oak||12 months|
|Type of Oak||French barrique|
|Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)||Milk|
|Average age of vines||35 years|
|Average altitude of vines (m)||Sea level|
|Soil type(s)||Gravely loam|
|Closure Type||Screw cap|
|Is this wine organic?||No|
|Suitable for vegans?||No|
|Ageing potential||10 years|
|Ideal drinking window||Now until 2025|
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