Lifestyle Chardonnay 2023
|Grape variety||100% Chardonnay|
|Oak maturation||40% in 1-4 year old barrels for 3 months|
|Release date||June 2023|
||Clean with bright fruit aroma of apple, lime, kiwifruit and peach. There’s subtle creamy lees with nutty oak and a hint of fennel.|
|Palate||Rich and full with a soft creamy texture. There’s more creamy lees and nutty oak with fresh fruit characters of apple, kiwifruit, honeydew melon and peach.|
|Food matches||A range of light dining cuisine, an everyday wine for all occasions.|
Fruit is sourced from neighboring properties in the northern Yallingup sub-region of Margaret River. Direct input from Forester’s viticulturist ensures well balanced canopies and crops are grown for the ripe style desired. The 2023 vintage was a mild year for white grapes in Margaret River, allowing plenty of time during February and March to ripen the fruit to our specification.
Modern white wine making techniques are employed in the production of the Lifestyle Chardonnay, with temperature control considered critical from the moment the fruit reaches the winery. The fruit is destemmed and crushed, then must chilled and pressed off skins in a very short space of time. The clarified juice is then racked to a mix of barrels and stainless steel tanks for fermentation with a selected yeast strain. Both tanks and barrels are stirred on yeast lees during their maturation period.
Storage / Bottling
Bottled under screwcap into a burgundy bottle.
Awards & Achievements
2021 Lifestyle Chardonnay
Winestate Magazine – 94 Points
Royal Perth Wine Awards 2021 | Bronze
2018 Lifestyle Chardonnay
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2019 | Bronze