MIKE’S WINE NOTES:
Mike Davies – Wine Maker – Founder Greenskin Wine
In Margaret River, Chardonnay is a very challenging grape variety to grow. The blustery winds of spring coincide with flowering, which isn’t very good news. Each flower is the beginning of a bunch of grapes, so if they get blown off, there is a direct reduction in the crop. However, the good news is that once the fruit is picked, it is of generally high quality, making it a pleasure to turn it into the great wines that the region is recognised for.
This wine was made by Severine Logan of Calneggia Family Vineyards (CFV). Severine is a very experienced and credentialed winemaker in the Margaret River Wine Industry and was responsible for Watershed Vineyards’ wines before joining the Calneggia’s for the 2020 vintage.
CFV have significant vineyard holdings in the Margaret River region and own various brands, including Rosa Brook Estate, Bunkers Wines, Brian Fletcher Wines, and the Calneggia collection of wines from not only Margaret River but Italy as well.
Principal Mike Calneggia and I have been mates for many years. Together, we have been lucky to witness the WA wine industry develop from what was (with a few exceptions), a cottage industry to the enormously successful and respected powerhouse of quality Australian Wine that it is today.
Colour – Straw with hints of green
Bouquet – lifted peach, almond and rockmelon characters with fine oaky tones.
Palate – Medium weight with notes of stone fruit, citrus & honeysuckle all carried through to a long clean & persistent finish.
ANDREW’S WINE NOTES:
Andrew Caillard – Master of Wine – Author & Film Maker
Pale colour. Lifted pear apple dried apricot aromas with flinty notes. Creamy textured and supple with developed stone fruit, crunchy apple, touch crème brulée notes, some al dente textures and fresh linear acidity. Has generosity, line and length. 13.2% alc