See blue link below for the fiche technique/technical note from the team at Howard Park.
Howard Park Chardonnay 2013 - fiche technique
The 2017 vintage is also available here.
Proudly helmed by the Burch family, Howard Park has been prolific within its 30-year history, encompassing two generations, two wine regions and four vineyards. The Howard Park story began in 1986, borne out of an ambition to craft wine with generational cellaring potential. Small beginnings grew into a multi-regional endeavour, with carefully tended vineyards in the pristine Great Southern and Margaret River wine regions of Western Australia. Calling two wine regions home has allowed Howard Park to be an Australian leader in crafting award-winning wines that each tell their own story with a distinctive focus. These include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and methode traditionelle sparkling wine.
Viticulture and winemaking are carried out with minimal intervention and organic & biodynamic practices are employed. Howard Park produces wines of international standing that are noted for their rare balance of elegance and power showing a consistency of style and quality which is the hallmark of enduring great wines.
Howard Park’s award winning Chardonnay is handcrafted from grapes sourced from two vineyards, our Mount Barrow vineyard in Mount Barker and our Allingham vineyard in Margaret River. Mount Barrow is dedicated to growing Chardonnay for still and sparkling wine. The unique attributes of this site include an elevation of 380M and a panorama of vineyard aspects from north to south facing. It is planted to the Chardonnay clones of Dijon origin.
This wine is exquisitly well balanced and has a fantastic balance and flavour perspective. It has citrus and a hint of tropicality on the nose as well as a toasty nutty hint.This wine has a creaminess thanks to the sympathetic barrel fermentation as well as crisp acidity with the aromas carry through to the palate. It has a toast and nut influenced finish.
The Howard Park Chardonnay is a modern style of Australian’ barrel-fermented Chardonnay: elegant, lean and sophisticated. A wine with boundless subtleties of flavour, complexity and style that is drinking well now and will continue to do so for the next two or three years.