C.H Premier Select French Oak Chardonnay 2018 (12 x 750mL) Barossa Valley

Description:

Barossa Chardonnay is increasingly becoming a rare luxury. This wine continues my personal favourite style of rich, ripe, peachy full-bodied Chardonnay. Partial malo-lactic fermentation adds a deep buttery complexity to the nutty oak background using techniques dating back to my earliest memories from the 1980’s.

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C.H Premier Select French Oak Chardonnay 2018 (12 x 750mL) Barossa Valley

Lot No: 0015-10717158
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29 Nov 22 8.20 PM AEDT

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Wine Summary Image

Barossa Chardonnay is increasingly becoming a rare luxury. This wine continues my personal favourite style of rich, ripe, peachy full-bodied Chardonnay. Partial malo-lactic fermentation adds a deep buttery complexity to the nutty oak background using techniques dating back to my earliest memories from the 1980’s.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

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Colour

Brilliant deep straw colour with yellow and gold hues reflecting the maturation and intensity of this full-bodied Chardonnay.

Aroma

The bouquet is intense and complex with silky French Oak and creamy butterscotch. Extended lees contact and regular stirring have produced secondary characters that combine with the ripe fruit and sweet alcohol to give a fragrant floral lift with hints of exotic spice.

Palate

The initial palate is full and round with baked peach and nectarine flavours. The French Oak maturation gives a tight tannin edge supporting a rich, creamy middle palate with hints of vanilla custard and caramel. Primary fruit is less obvious but the mature characteristics have hints of musk and sweet spice. The finish is nutty and dry.

Food Matching

This Chardonnay is perfect with rich creamy dishes like roast chicken and gravy or tempura battered prawns or salmon gravlax and cream cheese. It should be enjoyed lightly chilled, serve cool but not too cold to get the full aroma and flavour. During the winter months it’s great partner with veal tortellini, lasagna and creamy pasta dishes.

Cellaring Potential

Bottled after three years maturation, this Chardonnay has been released ready to drink now. It will cellar for 2 – 3 years and will be rewarding drinking every time. Screw cap closure means there will be very little development and it will remain consistent so you will continue to enjoy this rare Barossa experience.

Winery Profile

My first winemaking experience was harvesting grapes in the Barossa Valley during vintage 1981. Long hot days were spent hand picking bunches of sweet, sticky Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and a host of other nearly forgotten varieties. At the end of each day after the last bins were tipped into the crusher, we’d meet at the weighbridge with Peter Lehmann for a bottomless glass of robust Shiraz and an inspired conversation about the new wines and vintage developments.

After three decades my day still ends with a nice glass or two of Shiraz or maybe Chardonnay but a lot has changed over that time. From a humble cellar hand plunging skins in open concrete fermenters during the 1980’s, to debating the appropriate cooperage for Hunter Shiraz with Len Evans in the 1990’s to the corporate boardrooms of giant multinationals in the 2000’s, I’m now back to making wine as an independent negociant.

Based in the heart of McLaren Vale, I’m surrounded by wonderful old vineyards and dozens of modern wineries run by talented winemakers. The joy of being a negociant winemaker is the flexibility to be able to source grapes and make wine anywhere throughout Australia. The benefit is an unlimited resource of varieties, regions, styles and skills to craft individual batches of unique wines without constraints.

My goal is to create genuine, honest wines that showcase flavour, vitality and life. Good wine should be accessible to all and be enjoyed as part of a healthy, active lifestyle with fine food, close friends and plenty of fun. I have many favourites but I believe variety is the spice of life and I enjoy discovering new flavours and stretching the boundaries of traditional winemaking.

From an old favourite to something exotic, tantalizing and new, I hope you enjoy the journey through my selection of classic Australian wines.

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Other Information

  • 2018 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • SA - Barossa, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14% alc.
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