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2021 Legacy Series Flower Day Kevin John Chardonnay

Kevin John wanted to improve the breed and these small batches are made as an experimental series to make the best chardonnay.
Hand harvested on a biodynamic flower day and placed as whole bunches into amphorae, then pressed two days later into a new puncheon where it fermented and remained for a further 8 months before being bottled without fining or filtration.

Vintage Notes

2021 Vintage Report

The 2021 harvest was defined by Covid and staff restrictions for hand harvesting. The low yields ensured that the crop was harvested at optimal condition and ripeness. Bird pressure was high and rain events during the growing seasons and also throughout harvest provided challenges.

In spite of these adverse conditions, in Wilyabrup, we finished harvest in good time and are very happy with the wines. Standout varieties: chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon.

Winemaker Notes

VINEYARD : 100% Cullen Vineyard

VARIETIES: 100% Chardonnay

HARVEST: 12th February – flower day

OAK: 8 months in a new puncheon

ALCOHOL: 13.5%

Tasting Notes

Colour: Light golden with green tinges Cellar: Enjoy now or for up to 20 years Bouquet: Limes, ginger, lemongrass, kaffir lime, vanilla Food: Dhufish, Rottnest Island scallops, blue manna crab. Palate: Beautiful structure and balance. Bright and fresh with lingering tangerine, limes and chamomile. Incredible texture and length, tightly wound around the flowers of gardenia and honeysuckle… So beautiful, tasted on a full flower day.

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