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FLOWSTONE Queen of the Earth Chardonnay, Margaret River 2018

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FLOWSTONE Queen of the Earth Chardonnay, Margaret River 2018

Margaret River and Chardonnay go hand in hand, but the expressions of this variety across the region are many and varied. Queen of the Earth is from the southern reaches of the region, and is a more restrained and subtle wine than some of its contemporaries grown further north. The palate is dense, focused and intense and the wine has great texture and length… a serious, complex Chardonnay of substance and moment.
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Margaret River and Chardonnay go hand in hand, but the expressions of this variety across the region are many and varied. Queen of the Earth is from the southern reaches of the region, and is a more restrained and subtle wine than some of its contemporaries grown further north. The palate is dense, focused and intense and the wine has great texture and length… a serious, complex Chardonnay of substance and moment.
  • Style: Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Region: Margaret River
  • Code: FQEC
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: Australia

Region Margaret River

Margaret River Located three hours south of Perth, Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Serious vineyard development began only in the late 1960’s following the publication of a report by John Gladstones in 1965 stating that the area had a similar climate to Pomerol or St Emilion, with low frost risk, plenty of sunshine and equable temperatures within the growing season promoting even ripening. Margaret River’s climate is warm and maritime, with some cooling influence provided by southeast trade winds. The soils derive from granitic and a gneissic rock over which laterite has formed. The region can be divided in three sub-regions: the cooler south between Yallingup and Karridale with predominantly lateritic gravelly loamy sands and sandy loams; the warm and sunnier Willyabrup in the centre with predominantly gravelly loams, but some gritty sandy loams and granitic gravels; and Margaret River in the north with similar soils, but slightly cooler tem

Margaret River

Located three hours south of Perth, Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Serious vineyard development began only in the late 1960’s following the publication of a report by John Gladstones in 1965 stating that the area had a similar climate to Pomerol or St Emilion, with low frost risk, plenty of sunshine and equable temperatures within the growing season promoting even ripening. Margaret River’s climate is warm and maritime, with some cooling influence provided by southeast trade winds. The soils derive from granitic and a gneissic rock over which laterite has formed. The region can be divided in three sub-regions: the cooler south between Yallingup and Karridale with predominantly lateritic gravelly loamy sands and sandy loams; the warm and sunnier Willyabrup in the centre with predominantly gravelly loams, but some gritty sandy loams and granitic gravels; and Margaret River in the north with similar soils, but slightly cooler temperatures. This is entirely consistent with style; the wines from Willyabrup being more generous than the highly structured wines of the north and the elegant styles of the south. Margaret River is best known for high quality Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends and top notch Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. Over the years, the region has established an astonishing reputation illustrating a consistency in quality and a strongly focused winemaking culture.

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