Blue Pyrenees Chardonnay 2012 (6 x 750mL), Pyrenees, VIC.

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Overview

Chardonnay is generally recognised as the world’s greatest white variety, a versatile grape that produces fine wines in many different wine regions. The Blue Pyrenees Chardonnay 2012 has been created from 4 different outstanding Chardonnay fruit parcels selected from mature vineyard blocks. The 2011 / 2012 growing season will go down as one of the greats, with healthy winter rains, a mild spring and summer with intermittent rains, then a warm dry Autumn which produced healthy vine canopies, average crops, and plenty of flavour development. Harvesting at 12.5* Beaume sugar level helped produce moderate alcohol levels and the finer style Chardonnay that is now preferred by most in Australia. 75% per cent of this wine was matured for 9 months in a combination of new to eight year old French oak . Traditional and contemporary techniques were used to craft this elegant wine, notably natural fermentation, barrel fermentation and yeast lees stirring or battonage, which has added both complexity and richness to the vineyard derived fruit flavours. The result is a medium-bodied crisp dry white wine with the classic complex flavour profile sought in great chardonnays.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Straw with bright green hues.

Aroma

Nectarines, toasty French oak and barrel ferment yeast complexity dominate the aromas.

Palate

Peach like fruit and bakery yeast flavours feature strongly on the palate, neatly interwoven with the less obvious cedary French oak and the refreshing grapefruit / mineral finish extends the flavour length and makes a crisp dry style with lingering fruitiness.

Cellaring

Made to enjoy now but can be cellared with confidence for 5 years.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Cowra Wine Show 2013

Vintage
2012
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.1%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

Blue Pyrenees - then called Chateau Remy - was established in Western Victoria in 1963 by Remy Martin. Remy Martin was committed to discovering the superb sparkling wine potential of the worlds cool climate wine regions and in fact subsequently became the force behind Champagne Houses Krug and Charles Heidsieck. Blue Pyrenees Estate was among the modern Australian wine industry’s first ventures into cool climate viticulture. Ample amounts of sunshine ensure our grapes ripen to full maturity with the heat moderated by altitude vineyards and southerly ocean winds. The climate is warm enough to give concentration and power, yet cool enough to give vibrancy and elegance, resulting in remarkable wines from Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Our Estate is surrounded by the picturesque blue-hued Pyrenees range named for its beauty and similarity to the Pyrenees mountains bordering France and Spain, though some think this explorer’s memory of what constituted a mountain may have been distorted by his long voyage across the flat seas of the Pacific!

French eccentricity was the hallmark of the Estate and the brand’s creation. In 2002 the Estate was purchased by a group of Australian wine-passionate businessmen. Eccentricity, with a New World twist, is guaranteed to continue with a new, innovative management and winemaking team at Blue Pyrenees Estate.

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