Freycinet Louis Chardonnay
Bicheno , TasmaniaVintage:
This Chardonnay displays the delightful fresh tropical fruit flavours that the Chardonnayvariety develops in unique cool climate vineyard site.
The Louis range of wines (named after Louis de Freycinet) are fruit-driven wines crafted for everyday enjoyment or for short-term cellaring. Twenty three years old vines from our Louis vineyard are utilised. The style of the wine is reminiscent of wines from the Chablis region of France.
Picked fully ripe, approximately 50% is fermented in older French oak barriques and 50% in tank.
Use of older barrels imparts delicious texture and complexity without obvious oak character showing.
Pure chardonnay flavours of melon, grapefruit and stone fruits feature with smooth textures and a crisp, mineral-like finish.
The mouth-filling, smooth, fruit-salad flavours are harmoniously balanced by a refreshing crisp long finish.
On first introduction to this wine you will find an intense aroma of pineapple, guava with a touch of apricot.
The palate displays the lusciousness that is typical of our Chardonnays: the full round flavours are beautifully balanced by a