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2011 Estate Chardonnay

2011 Estate Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation
Estate grown and hand picked
Harvest Date
15 March to 2 April 2011
pH
3.36
Fermentation
Two weeks
Alcohol %
12.5

2011 Estate Chardonnay

The wine has grapefruit and lemon zest aromas with underlying notes of cashew nuts. The palate has a creamy yet fine texture derived from 10 months on lees and a lovely drive with persistence of flavour. With oak and tank maturation, the wine shows an elegant complexity with appealing freshness.

Site selection: Fruit for the Estate wine was sourced from 10-27 year-old vines across various blocks. The TarraWarra Estate vineyard has a northerly aspect across high sloping hill-sides, which provides good drainage and air circulation.  The grapes are all hand harvested at approximately seven tonnes per hectare.

Vintage notes: The 2011 vintage started with a wet spring, followed by a summer that was cooler and wetter than average. The cool conditions persisted through ripening. The fruit showed excellent, fine flavours and represented the pure site expression of the estate.


Reviews:

TYSON STELZER WBM, July 2013
Has TarraWarra ever produced a more sophisticated Estate Chardonnay than this? Struck flint and charcuterie are enlivened by crunchy apple, pear grapefruit and lemon of this cool season. 93/100

RAY JORDAN The West Australian, 18 April 2013
A restrained and delicate style from the challenging 2011 vintage in the Yarra Valley.  Nutty dried fruit characters on the nose with a little toasty oak influence.  The palate is controlled and tightly held with a precise minerality.  Appealing wine for current drinking and over the next few years.  91/100

JEREMY PRINGLE Wine Will Eat Itself, 28 February 2013
Technically speaking the 2010 release of TarraWarra’s Estate Chardonnay was probably a better wine but this effort is more to my personal tastes. It’s of a savoury persuasion, less tropical and shows a little funk.

Prominent struck match but it doesn’t extend to burnt rubber sulphides. Mealy texture with a pleasing citrus backbone and some pear and stonefruit flesh fattening the midpalate in particular. Doesn’t quite pull through the back-end with conviction but sourdough and lemon still hangs around. Plenty of value here. 89 Good

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2011 Estate Chardonnay

2011 Estate Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Chardonnay
Vineyard Designation
Estate grown and hand picked
Harvest Date
15 March to 2 April 2011
pH
3.36
Fermentation
Two weeks
Alcohol %
12.5

2011 Estate Chardonnay

The wine has grapefruit and lemon zest aromas with underlying notes of cashew nuts. The palate has a creamy yet fine texture derived from 10 months on lees and a lovely drive with persistence of flavour. With oak and tank maturation, the wine shows an elegant complexity with appealing freshness.

Site selection: Fruit for the Estate wine was sourced from 10-27 year-old vines across various blocks. The TarraWarra Estate vineyard has a northerly aspect across high sloping hill-sides, which provides good drainage and air circulation.  The grapes are all hand harvested at approximately seven tonnes per hectare.

Vintage notes: The 2011 vintage started with a wet spring, followed by a summer that was cooler and wetter than average. The cool conditions persisted through ripening. The fruit showed excellent, fine flavours and represented the pure site expression of the estate.


Reviews:

TYSON STELZER WBM, July 2013
Has TarraWarra ever produced a more sophisticated Estate Chardonnay than this? Struck flint and charcuterie are enlivened by crunchy apple, pear grapefruit and lemon of this cool season. 93/100

RAY JORDAN The West Australian, 18 April 2013
A restrained and delicate style from the challenging 2011 vintage in the Yarra Valley.  Nutty dried fruit characters on the nose with a little toasty oak influence.  The palate is controlled and tightly held with a precise minerality.  Appealing wine for current drinking and over the next few years.  91/100

JEREMY PRINGLE Wine Will Eat Itself, 28 February 2013
Technically speaking the 2010 release of TarraWarra’s Estate Chardonnay was probably a better wine but this effort is more to my personal tastes. It’s of a savoury persuasion, less tropical and shows a little funk.

Prominent struck match but it doesn’t extend to burnt rubber sulphides. Mealy texture with a pleasing citrus backbone and some pear and stonefruit flesh fattening the midpalate in particular. Doesn’t quite pull through the back-end with conviction but sourdough and lemon still hangs around. Plenty of value here. 89 Good

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