Domaine Naturaliste is the new Margaret River venture of award-winning winemaker Bruce Dukes. Domaine Naturaliste wines are characterised by their softness, perfume and texture. Bruce begins with his agronomist’s passion for soil science and sustainable agricultural and production practices. Then he applies his well-honed intuitive flair to create a midline balance of taste, fragrance and texture. Bruce Dukes’ ability to make great wine is grounded in his agronomy smarts. Add to this his winemaker’s intuition and artistry and you have the formula for exceptional drinking experiences.
Artus is an artistic translation of our local Gin Gin clone into wine. It is a provocative, complex and textural wine exuding the seductive spirit of “old world” chardonnay. The vines have been managed to allow only dappled light into the fruiting zone.
2018 Review: The grapes come from Karridale in the distinctly cool, Southern Ocean-influenced, far south of Margaret River. Whole-bunch pressed, cloudy juice and wild ferment in 40% new French barriques, cultured mlf. White stone fruit flavours build richness and structure. Drink to: 2030; Price: $49.00; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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