The Fraser Gallop Estate 2020 Parterre Chardonnay is an understated wine with flesh and drive. It is a fruit driven Chardonnay with predominantly citrus on the palate with clean acid to bite and a freshly grated ginger spice note. There is a lovely understated creaminess from the lightly toasted oak and yeast lees. The wine stays around for a minute long finish.
Previous 2018 vintage was awarded Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 BEST IN SHOW - 97 points
"Pale green-gold in colour, with aromas of serene classicism: wafting early-season orchard fruits and just a little creamy summer stonefruit too.
Tapered, refined, enticing.
On the palate, the wine is soft yet poised; it has great innate flavour complexity without any sense of strain, labour or effort: a deft and seamless mouthful which nonetheless impresses by its finishing complexity."
Decanter, September 22, 2020
Halliday Wine Companion rating system
95-96 Outstanding. Wines of gold medal standard
Last vintage rated 2019