Chapman Grove Atticus Chardonnay 2013 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
This is great……and here’s why!96/100 James Halliday
5 Red Star Winery - James Halliday
James Halliday "As much about elegance as power, though there's certainly no shortage of the latter. Such clean lines here. Lactose, dry pear, apple, oatmeal, and white peach. There's oak here but it's seamlessly woven. Fluid finish. Beautiful expression of Margaret River."
Chapman Grove Wines is a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.
Chapman Grove focusses on producing exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region. The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009.
Champman Grove's Atticus range strives to achieve the very best of Margaret River terroir and is symbolised by the ‘Spirit of the Vine’ - Anima Vitium. These are limited edition wines made in small volume and are only produced when the fruit harvested is of the very highest quality.
Margaret River is one of the best-known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined cabernet sauvignon and intensely citrusy chardonnay varieties, the region now produces semillon sauvignon blanc blends and shiraz.
Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, it is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to
the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.