Aylesbury Estate The Pater Series Chardonnay 2022
- Zalto Denk'Art Burgundy Glass
Case offer - Buy 6 bottles and pay £21.75 per bottle
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£74.85 per case of 3
£130.50 per case of 6
£261.00 per case of 12
Stuart McCloskey “Such a wonderful wine. A quick sniff followed by a sip, and you feel the undeniable quality. As per the previous release - the bouquet takes a little coaxing (I suggest a quick decant and do not overchill). With aeration, the bouquet develops to a wonderous melange of lemon meringue pie, spritzy lemon zest, freshly grated ginger, lemongrass, orange oil, custard and poached pears. The magic happens on the palate as the weight and glossy texture amaze. Oily viscosity punctuated by ineffable weightlessness – mindboggling stuff. Acidity strikes through the centre of the wine like a bolt of lightning. There’s a voluminous sense on the palate, yet in a laid-back style. Brilliant! Nothing forced is nothing gained. This is the difference between using farmed rather than wild fish… Yes, it costs more to be wild and natural. Yes, it costs more to select by hand however, the end result is one of pure beauty. The flavours and texture speak naturally – fleshier, solid and ooze with splendour. Serve with a whole side of wild sea trout cured with fennel and Pernod. Zalto Burgundy glassware being another great partner… Drink now to 2030+."
Located in the Ferguson Valley within the Geographe wine region, the Aylesbury Estate property is home to a 200 strong Angus beef breeding herd, complimented with vineyard plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and most recently, Vermentino. This fruit is used in the Pater Series, QO5 and Waterfall Gully ranges. Since 2018, they expanded their property to include the highly awarded 52 Stones Vineyard, where they grow Chardonnay, Arneis and Gamay.
The Ferguson Valley climate is similar to Western Europe – with the Douro Valley of Portugal being the most alike. Cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers provide the perfect conditions for grape-growing. The native Australian forests surrounding the property provide pure, clean water for the vines throughout summer. This pristine environment is incredibly well suited to the production of high-quality grapes, which in turn helps Aylesbury Estate to create beautifully complex and balanced wines.
Put simply, these wines are wonderful. Their Gamay is, by far, the best Aussie example we have ever sampled and more akin to Pinot Noir than Gamay. That said, ... Gamay it is and recognisably so, but with more deliciousness thrown in… Aylesbury Estate, in my humble opinion, produce wines which deliver absolute satisfaction.
I have sampled, re-sampled and taken every bottle home with me (several times, if truth be known). Each time, and each bottle, I am left with a euphoric grin.
Hail fabulously made wines, full of personality, packed with flavour and superbly priced. I hope my tasting notes provide the key to unlock their competitively priced brilliance.
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