Domaine Naturaliste

Domaine Naturaliste

Domaine Naturaliste wines are characterised by their softness, perfume and texture. Winemaker and owner Bruce Dukes is one of the region’s best and brings his agronomist’s passion for soil science and sustainable agricultural and production practices to his wines.

 

Domaine Naturaliste Sauvage sauvignon blanc semillon 2014 ($30)

Best of the West 2017 – White blend
Really impressive blended white with which winemaker Bruce Dukes uses French oak fermentation and maturation to create a complex wine of deep intensity and layered palate structure. Has a delightful fresh ear and lemon character with a little vanilla bean interest. Excellent wine as an alternative to the norm.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 8 Years

Domaine Naturaliste Floris chardonnay 2015 ($30)

There is such a purity and pristine quality about this excellent wine. Opens with a lemony essence and nectarine influence on the nose. The palate is tightly woven with a hint of oak and excellent fruit intensity. Holds its line to a long finish.
SCORE 92/100 CELLAR 6 years

Domaine Naturaliste Artus chardonnay 2015 ($45)

Immediately strikes as something special on the palate. Has an intensity of cereal and roasted nuttiness with other notes of nectarine and white peach. Into the palate she becomes even more interesting, with a powerful layered complexity. Finishes dry with such a long sustained palate showing a trace of butterscotch.
SCORE 96/100 CELLAR 8 years

Domaine Naturaliste Rebus cabernet sauvignon 2014 ($35)

Such a good vintage and such a great vine to come from it. Highly perfumed notes on the nose with mint and red berry characters. The palate is sublime with grainy tannins and fine grained oak supporting its medium body. Black olive and deeper dark fruit characters emerge with a lift of light cedar. Impeccable balance and poise.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years

Domaine Naturaliste Rachis syrah 2014 ($30)

Impressive example of Margaret River shiraz made in the slightly lighter – but not too light – vein. Has such an elegant palate structure with a gravelly character that dominates, providing such complexity. A little spiciness with deep tones of dark chocolate and savoury plum. Bewdiful.
SCORE 94/100 CELLAR 10 years

Domaine Naturaliste Purus chardonnay 2014 ($45)

There is a distinct difference between this expression of chardonnay and the Artus. This shows a lancing acidity and precision with a fine delicacy about it. Strong minerally edge that supports the pristine beautiful fruit intensity. A lovely alternative style.
SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 8 years

OWNERS
Bruce Dukes
WINEMAKERS
Bruce Dukes
ESTABLISHED
2012
VINEYARD LOCATION
Carbunup
ANNUAL CRUSH
180 tonnes
VARIETIES
Chardonny, Cabernet Sauvginon, Shiraz, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot

CELLAR DOOR
61 Hairpin Road, Carbunup
OPEN
Select weekends only
WINE PRICES
$24 – 85
PHONE
9755 1188
EMAIL
info@domainenaturaliste.com.au
WEBSITE
www.domainenaturaliste.com.au
DISTRIBUTION
Cellar Door, Retail, Wholesaler, Online

RAY'S WINE GUIDE 2017