Tuesday, 31 July 2012

TN : Clairaut Estate Chardonnay 2008, Clairaut Wines, Margaret River, Australia

The fruit for this wine comes entirely from the Clairault property, and more specifically from the L Block which is a small North-East facing plot just to the north of the winery. This block is planted with both the Gingin clone and Clone 5. The fruit is hand-picked and sorted prior to whole bunch pressing. Juice from the press goes straight to barrel with no settling and no additives. Fermentation occurred natually through yeasts brought in with the fruit.  The wine was 100% barrel fermented in French oak of which 40% was new. Malo-lactic fermentation was deemed unnecessary. Ten months of barrel maturation occured prior to bottling in February 2011.

This wine was sealed with a screwcap.

This wine was imported by Giertz Vinimport AB.

Colour : Lemon

Aroma : Lemon, oak, pineapple

Taste : Lemon, pineapple,  zingy, oak, vanilla

Alcohol : 13%

Price : 249 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 94734

Mark : B-

Website : Clairaut Wines

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