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Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay 2021

Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay 2021

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Xanadu Margaret River Chardonnay 2021 is a striking pale straw colour. This elegant yet powerful Chardonnay displays aromas of fresh pears, nectarine, and citrus fruits with underlying hints of white flowers, oyster shell, and oatmeal. The palate is medium-full bodied offering white fleshed stone fruits pears and zesty lemony/grapefruit flavours. The powerful fruit is balanced by a backbone of phenolic tension combined with a mouth-watering saline edge and zesty acidity which focuses the wine perfectly to a crisp, dry, persistent fruit finish. A modern, sophisticated style of Chardonnay, displaying classic Margaret River hallmarks. The 2021 Xanadu is a wine which, while drinking well in its youth will certainly reward with careful cellaring.

Wine Specifications

Variety: Chardonnay

Size: 750mL

Region: Margaret River

ABV: 13%

Vintage: 2021

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Winery & Vintage Info

Xanadu experienced a great Summer leading up to vintage, although a rain event about a week or so before the start of harvest lead to some unusually humid conditions (for Margaret River at least). Careful fruit selection in some vineyards was required as a result of the humidity, despite experiencing good weather during the white harvest. The end of the whites saw a bit more rain, which was then followed by fine weather for the rest of March setting up the Cabernets nicely. In summary 2021 was a more challenging season than usual, however the extra work in the vineyard ultimately paid dividends with some wonderfully elegant wines being produced as a result.

Made entirely from Gingin clone, the fruit was whole bunch pressed and was all barrel fermented in select French oak barriques (22% new oak). Wild fermentation was encouraged on all of the components, in order to introduce more complexity and personality into the wine. All of the individual batches which make up the blend were lees stirred throughout a nine-month oak maturation period, without any malolactic fermentation. The final blend was put together in November 2021.

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