What the Critics say
A little struck match, pear and almond, some cinnamon spice, ripe lime, almost. It’s silky and smooth, a cashew-like richness, some toast too, but pure in fruit flavour, delicious ripe grapefruit tingle and cut to its acidity, a slight flintiness to texture, and a surge of flavour, lime rind and floral things on a very long finish. Sophisticated and seductive. Beautiful.
Artus is an artistic translation of the local Gin Gin clone into wine. The wine creates its own journey. It is a provocative, complex and textural wine exuding the seductive spirit of “old world” Chardonnay. The vines have been managed to allow only dappled light into the fruiting zone. This promotes flavour development, low tannins, and bright levels of natural acidity. The fruit is sourced from the cool southern end of Margaret River. The tiny 100g Gin Gin clusters are hand harvested at first light to preserve freshness of fruit.