EVANS & TATE EXPRESSIONS BUTTERBALL CHARDONNAY

£17.25

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VITICULTURE
Evans & Tate Margaret River Expressions range celebrates the spirit of Margaret River with a series of serious wines without the serious attitude. The 2019 vintage in the Margaret River region can be summarised as late,(mainly due to the cool Spring & Summer), low yielding, and with some disease pressure – Blocks required careful management and those that received early and careful leaf and shoot removal thrived. Longer “hang” (ripening) time was required for the southern Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon sites compared to the more northern located vineyards.
WINEMAKING
The vineyards that grow Chardonnay for Butterball wine are located on sites in Margaret River that produce rich, ripe fruit flavours and low natural acid levels – all at a lower Baume (and subsequent alcohol level) than other locations. These attributes are critical to achieve the much loved Butterball style.
OAK TREATMENT
Yes.
TASTING NOTE
Mid-straw yellow with a touch of green-gold. The aromas and palate display distinctly Chardonnay characters of peach, tinned pears and ripe melon framed with toasty oak, roasted spices and creamy, buttery notes that flood the nose and mouth. A delicious rich and complex Chardonnay.
FOOD MATCHING
Pork, fish and rice dishes (salmon and tuna), vegetarian and poultry.
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Screw cap
Colour: White
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No
Organic: No
Biodynamic: No

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