Dear UMAMU family,
Something very unique for you in the world of online wines – a vertical tasting pack of 6 Margaret river Chardonnays!
Vertical tastings are one of my greatest greatest pleasures in the winemaking industry. Our philosophy at UMAMU Estate is to release our Margaret River wines when they are ready. This means they have had time to develop and 'balance up' in the bottle so there are no screaming parts.
Each vintage in the Margaret River wine region, where we are based, can be a different tasting experience – due to degree days (warmth accumulated over the season), acidity, alcohol content, weather, rain, disease risk, harvest dates and so much more. As we strive to make each vintage as balanced as possible, it means we can appreciate the incredible and diverse bounty of flavours, side-by-side, in a vertical tasting.
So please do join us in tasting six vintages of our Chardonnay from the Margaret River! Our line up is 2018 (latest release), 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 & 2008 (all from museum cellar).
I conducted a virtual vertical tasting of all these wines with my former wine lecturer the wonderful Lindsay Corby (ex La Trobe University), of Cosmo Wines in the Yarra Valley, Australia.
We had so much fun and I think we even came up with a new term for the wine industry – froaky, meaning somewhere between fruity and oaky!
As ever, so much more to learn and have fun with.