Marchand & Burch Mount Barker Chardonnay (6 per case)


 

This fruity medium bodied wine offers dark, gently spicy aramas with earthy undertones. Stunning deep ruby colouring, along with bal- anced soft tannins, hints of red fruits and strawberries, makes this an ideal match for those who love anything Italian.

TASTING NOTES

Pale straw colour with an exotic and lifted nose of green apple, white lilies, kaffir lime and star fruit. The mouthfeel starts off feeling angular and structured with lots of acid and chalky minerality but then opens up with fruit flavours of nectarine, apricot kernel, lemon sherbet, apple plus a touch of curry leaf. Grown on ancient soils on our Mount Barrow vineyard, in the Mount Barker region the grapes are pressed and free-run juice goes straight into French oak barriques and puncheons (40% new). We encourage natural ferment and age the wine in barrel for 9 months building texture and complexity, with lees adding pleasant phenolics, balanced by high acid and a long finish. Pure yet powerful, this is an intriguing and distinctive cool climate Chardonnay.

COLOUR

Pale straw

NOSE

Lifted nose of green apple, white lilies, kaffir lime and star fruit

PALATE

The mouthfeel starts off feeling angular and structured with lots of acid and chalky minerality but then opens up with fruit flavours of nectarine, apricot kernel, lemon sherbet, apple plus a touch of curry leaf. 

WINE MAKING

All batches are handpicked and cooled in vented crates beforehand sorting and whole bunch pressing to extract only the finest free run juice. The juices ferment naturally in a mix of French oak barriques and puncheons ~ 40% is new. The separate parcels are matured on lees, in barrel for 9 months and may undergo malolactic. After blending, the wine receives minimal fining and no filtration before bottling.

FOOD PAIRING

Seafood



Marchand & Burch Mount Barker Chardonnay (6 per case)