Smithbrook Estate Pemberton Chardonnay

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Buy online – Smithbrook Estate Pemberton Chardonnay. A medium-bodied wine displaying complex citrus characters and a tight acid structure. This wine has a strong and lingering finish.

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Smithbrook Chardonnay

Vintage 2011 Region Pemberton  100% Varieties Chardonnay 100%

Vintage Notes

The 2011 vintage was dryer than normal with consistent and warm daytime temperatures. There was good heat summation during the days and cool night time temperatures. This weather facilitated strong flavour development and no acid addition required as the natural acidity was excellent. The €˜hand harvest€™ was earlier than normal, in Late February and was picked from the twenty two year old hill top Chardonnay block €“ one of the oldest in Pemberton. This wine was subjected to battonage for two months, giving it stickiness and a full body on mouth. Finally, it has been fermented in both tank and French oak.

Analysis

Alcohol 13.5% alc

Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale gold with lime hues.

Aroma

This chardonnay displays intense citrus fruits with hints of French oak.

Palate

A medium-bodied wine displaying complex citrus characters and a tight acid structure. This wine has a strong and lingering finish.

Show Success

Silver Medal, 2013 Timber Towns Regional Wine Show

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Established in the late 1980s by wine legend Dr Bill Pannell (Moss Wood, Picardy), Smithbrook was the first major vineyard in the Pemberton region. The subsequent involvement of Brian Croser (Petaluma, Tapanappa, Decanter Man of the Year 2004) has helped cultivate a vineyard that produces fruit of the highest quality and delivers an outstanding range of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties.   In 2010, Smithbrook was acquired by Peter and Lee Fogarty, making the vineyard a part of the family-owned and highly regarded Fogarty Wine Group. As part of the Group, Smithbrook has continued to be a pioneer in the Pemberton region, with each of its wines capturing the essence of what this beautiful area has to offer.

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