Savaterre Frere Cadet Chardonnay 2022


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Region: Beechworth
Grapes: Chardonnay
First Glance: Powerful, Spicy, Textural, Fresh
Acclaim: 95pts

The Wine:
The Frère Cadet is made from Beechworth Chardonnay Savaterre are lucky enough to buy from some talented vignerons in and around their estate site. It’s ready to go! A beautiful wine that is complex and elegant. Power and subtlety all interwoven into a perfect structure. Intensity of aroma and flavour combined with great length and texture. This is a wine that over delivers. It’s ready to drink and will continue to improve.

The Frère Cadet range of wines evolved to be more accessible in their youth. These wines are created with the same attention to detail that goes into the premium Savaterre label, but are more giving when young. All grapes are handpicked and fermented by indigenous yeasts. There is minimal interference. Nature takes its course. The wine is matured for 18 months in the best French oak before maturing in bottle prior to release.

The Review:
Jenni Port, Halliday Wine Companion - 95pts
"Carries a lot of mighty good flavour that stays on the tongue and won't let go. Sunny and bright, yet deep and concentrated. Pure yellow peach, pear, Meyer lemon, spice and woodsmoke. Offers up a ripe citrus tang, stone fruits and light Asian fruit tropicals against a well-spiced cedarwood background - creamy soft across the mid-palate -- that simply doesn't stop as it works its way to a long finish. Juicy acidity aids the journey. Impressive."