La Kooki Boya Chardonnay 2021


This is a most interesting wine, largely because of the winemaking approach. To start with Boya means stones in Noongar, the language of the Wadandi people. The fruit is handpicked, whole bunch pressed to French oak barriques with wild fermentation on full solids. That’s pretty straight forward. Now the next stage. The barrels are topped with granite stones and then rolled regularly with the stones stirring the wine. It’s strikingly complex with a lemon curd, floral cut lime and cracked seashell character. The palate is textured with a tight core of fine acid and lively minerality. Love it.