The Chardonnay Reserve Deep Woods Estate is an assemblage of two central Wilyabrup vineyards with a small amount of fruit from Karridale. The Chardonnay Reserve Deep Woods Estate fruit was hand-picked and then chilled to maintain pristine condition. A minimalist approach in the winery included whole-bunch pressing, wild fermentation and sparing lees stirring in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak. The individual parcels were kept separate and aged on lees for 9 months until the final wine was blended for bottling.
This Chardonnay is only the fifth vintage of what the Deep Woods winemaking team see as the ‘rebirth’ of this wine, and has become one of the most sought after wines from Deep Woods Estate. Despite huge acclaim for previous vintages, the Chief Winemaker firmly believes that this is the best vintage to date
The vintage yielded elegant wines with pristine natural acidity and archetypal varietal purity. A steady harvest allowed considered picking decisions leading to wines of considerable finesse but with unmistakable Margaret River power.