Fruit is sourced from neighboring properties in the northern Yallingup subregion of Margaret River. Direct input from Forester’s viticulturist ensures well balanced canopies and crops are grown for the ripe style desired. The 2018 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.