The 2010 harvest marks the 11th consecutive vintage of the Rosily Vineyard Chardonnay. 100% of the grapes used to make this wine were hand harvested off the two Chardonnay blocks of the Rosily Vineyard.
Over the last few years the Rosily Chardonnay has developed into an intricate blend of different clones. The backbone of this wine (60%) is sourced from the traditional Gingin clone, but the addition of fruit from newly grafted Burgundian clones helps create a complex and multi-dimensional wine.
This wine retains classic Margaret River stonefruit and grapefruit flavours, with the new clones adding an extra layer of interest on the palate including mineral and flinty elements.
» Tasting Notes
Clear and bright medium yellow.
Fresh and clean revealing an array of stone fruits and cashew flavours.
Intense and well balanced revealing peach and grapefruit notes that lead to a clean mineral finish. Integrated French oak and controlled lees contact adds a further level of depth.
This wine is ready for immediate drinking however it has the structure to gain further complexity over the next 6-8 years.
» Technical Data
2.68 tonnes / acre
2nd, 3rd and 4th of March 2010
9.5 months maturation in French oak (60% new)
» Production History
2003: 539 cases, 2004: 804 cases, 2005: 679 cases, 2006: 730 cases, 2007 : 930 cases, 2008: 440 cases, 2009: 1000 cases, 2010: 1100 cases
» Reviews / Awards
"While the Gingin clone so important to Margaret River is dominant, the estate block from which the grapes come has six additional clones; despite nine months in 60% new French oak, it is the intensity of the fruit that defines the wine, with its minerally structure cradling the grapefruit and white peach flavours. - 93 points" - James Halliday, 2011 Australian Wine Companion
Vintage 2010: Gold medal 2012 International Wine Challenge.
Vintage 2009: Gold medal 2010 Cowra Wine Show.
Vintage 2008: Silver medal 2009 Small Winemakers Show.
Vintage 2007: Silver medal 2008 Small Winemakers Show. Vintage 2006: Silver medal 2007 Margaret River Wine Show. Vintage 2005: Silver medal 2006 Margaret River Wine Show. Vintage 2004: Silver medal 2005 Qantas Wine Show.