2023 Howard Park Miamup Chardonnay
The most critical site selection is applied to selected Margaret River vineyard sites for growing Howard Park’s Miamup Chardonnay. Each location adds to the complexity of the wine due to the soils, aspects, clones and microclimates unique to the respective sites. Applied to this rich collection of choice is the skill and enthusiasm of our winemaking team that draws upon traditional winemaking methods to craft a layered, flavoursome and complex wine.
A boisterous and complex bouquet rises from the glass, carrying with it aromas of orange blossom, yellow nectarine, and savoury oak influence in the form of roasted nutmeal and spiced poached pear. Crisp citrus flavours of pink grapefruit and tangerine greet the palate, followed by a textural viscosity on the mid-palate resplendent with rich, ripe stone fruit and brioche. A mineral-like acidity delivers dimension and structure throughout the long finish.
Enjoy with poached chicken, pickled vegetables and rice noodles, topped with crispy XO prawns.
Drink now or in the next 2 to 3 years.