The fruit was carefully handpicked/machine harvested and pressed in the cool of the early morning. The first 500L/t of juice was run off directly to barrel, with no additions made to the juice.The fermentation for this wine occurred naturally with indigenous yeasts i.e. "wild" fermented. All barrels had SO2 added immediately post fermentation with no MLF allowed to occur. The lees were stirred monthly and the wine was matured for eight months in oak. All of the barrels used were French with a mixture of barriques (225L) and larger format oak (300-500L). Approximately 25% of the oak was new with the remaining two thirds made up of older french oak barriques.
A fragrant bouquet of white flowers, nectarine and pear with underlying cashew and citrus notes. Lovely toasty oak florals help lift to white flower bouquet. The palate is medium-full bodied with stone fruit and fresh citrus flavours and creamy biscuit characters from lees influence. Subtle oak sweetness adds to the richness and length of the palate. The wine has an elegant, refined structure and finishes with fine mineral acidity
The Credaro family have a distinguished heritage in Western Australia as a pioneering family who settled in northern Margaret River in 1922. The family had humble beginnings within the agriculture and timber industries, building bridges for the first railways and major roads in the region. Cesar Credaro left Northern Italy for a new start in 1921 and met his brother Olympio at Fremantle Port after a three month voyage. The family have now been commercially involved in the wine industry since the 1980′s when their first plantings were established, supplying other established wineries. Robert and Phyllis Credaro, the 3rd generation of the family, created the Credaro wine brand in 2009. They wanted to create more diversity to the estate, moving from farming and growing grapes to controlling the family’s destiny by creating a long term future with a family wine brand. Today, the estate is managed by the third and fourth generations of the Credaro family. This encompasses 140 hectares of vines over seven separate vineyards across the Margaret River region. The Credaro family produce all of their own wines, in their 1200-tonne winery in Northern Margaret River, which was built in 2003.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
Hand-picked from two vineyards, whole-bunch pressed, wild-fermented in 2-3t batches, SO2 added straight after fermentation, no mlf, matured in French barriques and puncheons (30% new). Racy style, with 8.3g/l of titratable acidity. Grapefruit leads, with white flowers, white peach and good oak handling.
SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT
Youthfully charming and elegantly expressed, the bouquet shows nectarine, lemon peel, nougat and roasted cashew characters. It's pristine and delicately fruited on the palate, displaying lovely poise and harmony, wonderfully complemented by creamy texture and bright acidity. At its best: now to 2025. AU$35.00.