Xanadu, Margaret River, Reserve Chardonnay

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Poised elegant Chardonnay with integrated creamy notes
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Style / Colour

A poised and elegant Chardonnay with pear, citrus notes and underlying creamy cashew and nougat with zesty grapefruit enveloping a mineral quartz-like core.

Producer Note

Xanadu is a true pioneer of the Margaret River region producing fresh and vibrant coastal wines. The estate was established by Dr John Lagan, an Irishman, who arrived in Margaret River in 1968. Captivated by the pioneering spirit of the region, along with his wife Eithne, he planted his first vines in 1977. Inspired by the beauty of the setting, they named the property after the mysterious, idyllic paradise in Samuel Coleridge’s poem, Kubla Khan: Xanadu. True to its poetic namesake, Xanadu is in an idyllic setting, where 65 hectares of vines flourish on the original estate. Passionate and dedicated winemaker Glenn Goodall joined in 1999, combining intuitive winemaking, and a deep respect for the sustainably cultivated vineyard- which is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia- he produces world-class wines of distinction. Glenn was awarded Halliday's 'Best Winemaker of the Year Australia 2023' and in 2018 Xanadu won the Jimmy Watson memorial trophy


The Reserve Chardonnay comes 100% from the Lagan Estate vineyard, which is the oldest vineyard on the estate, which is situated next to the winery. It exemplifies the power and poise of the Gingin clone in one of the best areas of Margaret River for Chardonnay. The low yielding vineyard produces bunches with characteristic ‘hen and chicken’ architecture typical of the Gingin clone that produce fruit of intense concentration with high, natural acidity. The vines flourish in the ancient granite soils, which have an abundance of ironstone gravel. These free-draining soils have low water and nutrient holding capacities, providing the optimum growing conditions to achieve balance between foliage and fruit, and deliver superb aroma and flavour intensity. The Indian and Southern Oceans meet here, engulfing the vineyards with fresh, sea breezes, promoting natural balance. The vineyard is managed sustainably


The fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed followed by 100% barrel-fermentation in select French oak (28% new oak). Fermentation was allowed to occur naturally, with the wild yeasts responsible for introducing more complexity and personality into the wine. Barrels were lees stirred throughout a nine-month oak maturation period, without any malolactic conversion. Only the best barrels were selected for the final blend. 

Tasting Note

A poised and elegant Chardonnay with pear, citrus notes and underlying creamy cashew and nougat with zesty grapefruit enveloping a mineral quartz-like core and long finish. 


Chardonnay 100%

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