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.
Floris is a modern and engaging expression of our local clone into wine. This style is a co-evolution of Modern Australian food and wine culture, which has great emphasis on balance, freshness and hedonistic pleasure. The sustainably farmed vineyard is in the cool southern end of Margaret River. Floris exhibits delicate textures and floral notes reminiscent of white jasmine flowers.
2018 Review: All about complexity and texture, the richer fruit from the Wallcliffe district absorbing 10 months in French barriques (30% new, but low-medium toast). Fresh grapefruit also takes care of the oak of a carefully built wine. Drink to: 2026; Price: $30.00; Date Tasted: Mar 2019; Alcohol: 13%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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