Coates Reserve Chardonnay 2019
About This Wine
As with his other Chardonnay, Duane Coates chose to do two picks of his Adelaide Hills vineyard. This holds the flavour in a fabulous tensioned dance between a lean citrus style and the broad lush version that so many in the region have achieved. Wild ferment and put into 60% new and the remainder into second use oak barrels for sixteen months. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to proceed, fleshing out the mid palate, however lees were left to rest un stirred, maintaining the tautness to the fruit.
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Man of many talents; Duane Coates bases himself in McLaren Vale, though his winery is in the Adelaide Hills, however he sources from all over South Australia. Having spent time in Burgundy, Rhone and Portugal his wines pay homage to the old world styles he has come to love. Still being true to Australia's climate, he has explored which grapes suit his terroir in a pragmatic, transparent way.
Beautiful fragrant classics, some slightly left of field reds and certain enjoyment make Coates wines a no brainer.
Duane Coates is, by his own admission, a ‘heart over head’ winemaker. Inclined to make wine from almost any interesting parcel of fruit made available to him. For Duane, making great wine is not about business decisions; it’s about curiosity, passion, and a little bit of folly.
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