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Next Big Thing Chardonnay

Next Big Thing Chardonnay

Next Big Thing Chardonnay

Prior to the production of this wine, it was with some delight that we learned demand for a good Aussie Chardonnay was on the rise again… hopefully the start of something massive. The label reflects word-of-mouth with a bunch of hipster types sharing the news of “The Next Big Thing”. This is a real vineyard find, proper stuff with bags of varietal appeal but a lovely texture too. Aussie chardonnay has made a strong comeback… and this is a cracking wine to start the revolution!
AMP040 Barossa Valley Barossa Valley, Australia
White 13% Screwcap
100% Chardonnay
HOW IT’S MADE
The grapes are hand harvested from an old block on the Binder Family Barossa Vineyards. Small batches of Chardonnay are picked and pressed through a tank press with some skin contact. 25% is
fermented in French puncheons and American hogsheads for six months, aged on lees then blended with the 75% unoaked juice, settled and bottled. Into the main Barossa blend a small component of Eden Valley Chardonnay is blended and the whole sees a tiny bit of secondary use oak for some fine structure.
TASTING NOTES
With the faintest whiff of biscuity oak this bright, tangy Barossa Chardonnay is an absolute delight. It has that classical Barossa charm, elegance, poise, tang and naggingly more-ish elusive something-orother which makes one wonder why there are not more Australian Chardonnay.

 

FOOD MATCH

Anything with chicken, pork, prawns, seafood… Brilliant as a quaffer or perfect with a lovingly cooked meal.

http://www.magpieestate.com for more information on the vineyard

To see our full range of Smalltown Vineyards products go to 

http://www.auswinesonline.co.uk/product-category/smalltown-vineyards/

 

Producer: Colour: WhiteGrape: AustralianRegion: South Australia, Barossa ValleyGrape Details: ChardonnaySKU: SMALL03

£11.99 a bottle

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Smalltown Vineyards

Smalltown Vineyards is named after a 28ha vineyard of the same name, an awesome old block in the Northern Barossa’s esteemed Ebenezer District. The vineyard is a joint venture between noted Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder and UK based wine merchant Noel Young.
Boutinot is very proud to be associated with Smalltown Vineyards of the Barossa Valley – for our first proper foray into the Barossa, we could not have been associated with a more compelling producer! We love to have a dabble at making “our own” wines and Australia is one country where we can really let it rip.
Reflecting our skill and experience in seeking out the very best of regional Australia, our wines capture ideal climatic conditions and pure varietal definition. We have done a great deal of work on improving the sourcing of these wines in recent years to ensure we create great consistency and quality year after year.
http://www.magpieestate.com

South Australia

The Barossa Valley is one of the major regions in Australia, where many of the major wine companies are based. It is believed the first vineyards were planted in the 1840s by Silesian migrants (who settled in Bethany). There followed a rapid expansion of plantations. The early styles of wines produced were heavy dry red wines and fortified wines that were popular both domestically and in Britain. After the Second World War the styles shifted to lighter table wines with production of Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The Barossa Valley is home to some very well known names such as Seppelt, Wolf Blass and Penfolds as well as many smaller producers. The climate is Mediterranean with hot dry summers and cool wet winters, making it ideal for viticulture. The main wine styles: White – Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon-Chardonnay blend; Red – Shiraz (full bodied & ripe) with Old Vine Shiraz a speciality of many vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Shiraz-Grenache-Mataro blend, Cabernet-Merlot blend.

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