Margaret River Region 2022 Vintage Chardonnay Tasting
Last Friday, vignerons and winemakers from across Margaret River assembled in the Vasse Felix Gallery to explore the world of Margaret River Chardonnay, tasting unblended barrel samples from the 2022 vintage, grown throughout the region.
Nearly 50 Margaret River producers generously shared Chardonnay barrel samples for the annual tasting, providing a wealth of invaluable insight into the incredible 2022 vintage. Winemakers journeyed from Cape to Cape, with samples set up from North to South, broken down by locality.
Glenn Goodall from @xanaduwines, and Eloise Jarvis, who recently returned to @capementelle, led the discussion on the vintage samples, with Glenn remarking on the diversity in expressions within the locations and the importance for producers to continue this exploration, not becoming pigeonholed by particular styles that may be in vogue. Eloise championed sustainability in winemaking, noting the importance of social and economic aspects for the benefit of the region, as well as the environmental impacts, with a focus to keep integrity within the word, to enable the region to keep producing the quality it is renowned for.