Domaine Naturaliste Purus Chardonnay 2022


Whole cluster press, unfined, fermented and aged in 40% new oak barrels with10 months on lees. There is no malo and only battonage in the tank just prior to bottling. Purus by name, purus by nature. The fruit is from cool vineyards in Karridale, the southernmost unofficial sub-region of Margaret River. From Dijon clones 76 and 95, this is certainly not a Gin Gin centric Chardonnay. A wine with personality, honesty, and transparency. Slippery and silky on the nose with long nougatine threads, it gently pads out the mouth, peeking into nooks and crannies. Tension and lace, with pinhole texture and purity – look away if you are seeking a flinty, reductive Chardonnay. Soft white peach flesh, orange blossom, and a long line of tight minerality. Hints of lanolin, verbena and fresh tuberose make for a long, harmonious, and eloquent wine.