Wine Advocate-Western Australia, Australia - ""The medium to full-bodied 2018 Heytesbury Chardonnay is rich and dense, intensely concentrated and packed with intricate dried-spice nuances. Notes of crushed stone set the stage, while melon and white peach notes constitute the fruity core...""
The state of Western Australia was home to some of Australia's first winemaking, as early as 1834. Viticulture first took root north of the capital city, Perth, in the southwestern corner of the continent. Despite the region's proximity to the ocean, hot winds from the desert-like interior kept summers baking hot. So Western Australia winemakers were resigned to making some white wines and hearty, fortified dessert wines from super-ripe grapes.