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Merrebee Estate 2000 Chardonnay
Merrebee Estate 2000 Chardonnay
Vintage Conditions The growing season that produced the grapes to make this wine was long and cool. The cool summer ripened the grapes very slowly, which was favourable for maximum flavour development. Flavour intensity is at its peak at sugar levels that are correspondingly high.
Winemakers Comments The colour is mid straw. Brilliant clarity. The aromas are intense ripe tropical fruit characters with pineapple, peach and fig flavours dominate. Subtle nutty, toasty French oak characters are also evident. The palate continues the rich ripe tropical fruit flavours with the nutty toasty oak. A beautifully balanced palate combines the fruit and oak characters with a fresh, clean finish with excellent persistence.
Food Accompaniments Chardonnay with a touch of oak is suited to most stronger flavoured dishes as well as salads and pastas.
Technical Data
Variety : 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Mount Barker, WA
Picking Date 17/3/2000
Baume: 13.0 degrees
Alcohol: 13.0%vol
Bottled: December 2000

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