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.
A verve expression of our cool climate Chardonnay from the pristine south of Margaret River. Chardonnay is harvested at moderate ripeness to retain freshness and natural balance. The embodiment of spring, perfume, texture, delicacy and personality.
Sourced from Wilyabrup and Carbunup. It is built on a deep-set core of natural acidity and deliberate fermentation and maturation in used French barriques. An elegant wine with perfect balance and length, the jasmine scents of the bouquet deliciously seductive. Drink to: 2027; Price: $24.00; Date Tasted: Oct 2019; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 95 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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