Domaine Naturaliste, Artus Chardonnay 2013
The cousin to Purus, this has had the winemaking works thrown at it. Barrel ferment with wild yeast, Malolactic fermentation, 42% new medium toasted oak and aged for 12 months on its own lees. Complex, funky and nutty. Crème Caramel, struck match, tzatziki yoghurt. Broad palate of baked lemon cake and cashew, yet acidity still buzzes through full barrel flavours, like an electric charge in a suit of armour.
Region: Margaret River
Winery Website: www.domainenaturaliste.com.au