LADIES WHO SHOOT THEIR LUNCH 2019 “Wild Ferment” Chardonnay
Fowles Wine vineyards and winery are located in the dramatic granite landscape of Strathbogie Ranges region of Victoria, Australia. The Strathbogie Ranges is characterized by massive granite boulders – the very boulders that have given rise, over millions of years, to the sandy loam soils in which the vines grow.
The fruit from the Greenstone vineyard provides the lovely mid palate peachy fruits in the wine. The Strathbogie component providing a mineral complexity.
Vintage Comments: 2019 was an excellent year all round. Yields were very low and intense flavours developed across all varieties. We use a diversity of individual wines in barrel to work for this blend. The blending of this wine is always the most exciting event in our winemaking calendar.
As always with our wild ferment Chardonnay, we have a rich diversity of individual wines in barrel to work for this blend. There are many types of French barrels used to mature this wine. Each cooper, or “Tonnelier” provide its own unique flavors. The combination of all these variables is what makes this wine of great complexity and quality.
92 points – Wine Spectator