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12.50% | AUSTRALIA

With the faintest whiff of biscuity oak this bright, tangy Barossa Chardonnay is an absolute delight. It has that classical Barossa charm, elegance, poise, tang and naggingly more-ish elusive something-or-other...
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With the faintest whiff of biscuity oak this bright, tangy Barossa Chardonnay is an absolute delight. It has that classical Barossa charm, elegance, poise, tang and naggingly more-ish elusive something-or-other which makes one wonder why there isn't more Australian Chardonnay.

We are very proud to be associated with Magpie Estate of the Barossa Valley – for our first proper foray into the Barossa we could not have been associated with a more compelling producer. Magpie Estate is a joint venture, which began in 1993, between famous Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder and English wine merchant Noel Young. Both Rolf and Noel have a passion for Rhone varietals. The fruit comes from 15 long-favoured sites in the premium Northern drawing on Rolf’s deep understanding of the Barossa. Noel then sneaks out into the night in a rubber catsuit and steals all the best fruit from these growers. The labels celebrate a superstitious theme, saluting the magpie, and we count ourselves lucky indeed to have them aboard.

Grapes are hand harvested from an old block on the Binder family Barossa vineyards.

Small batches of Chardonnay are picked and pressed through a tank press with some skin contact. 25% is fermented in French puncheons and American hogsheads for 6 months, aged on lees then blended with the 75% unoaked juice, settled and bottled. Into the main Barossa blend a small component of Eden Valley Chardonnay is blended and the whole sees a tiny bit of secondary use oak for some fine structure.

Anything with chicken, pork, prawns, seafood ... Brilliant as a quaffer or perfect with a lovingly cooked meal.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Chardonnay
Country
Australia
Region
Barossa Valley
Vintage
2014
ABV %
12.50%
Organic
No
Vegan
Unknown

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