Carter Vintners, Chardonnay, 2017, Margaret River, Australia
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The Carters first planted grapevines on their Marybrook property in the 1890s. This Chardonnay is a continuation of their methods: ungrafted, unirrigated, hand-picked, natural wild yeasts and gravelly terroir on an ancient riverbank. Daily brisk sea breezes and very cool overnight temperature keep their wine fresh and pure. Fermented almost completely dry and aged in old oak barrels to maintain the wine’s crispness, with a further two years of bottle ageing before release. Tropical, toasty, buttery, mineral, it’s all going on in here.
Ryan Gosling? Ryan Reynolds? Ryan Giggs? Nope, it’s all about Ryan Carter. The Carter family have been making wine since the 1890s and Ryan has produced world-famous Chardonnay at Isole e Olena in Tuscany, Shaw & Smith in Adelaide and Leeuwin Estate in Margaret River. With viticultural practices passed down 5 generations, nothing much has changed. Ryan employs no irrigation, no grafted vines and a hands-on approach from vineyard to cellar to create wines that are adored by all.
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