Geoff Merrill `Reserve` Chardonnay 2011 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

The 2011 vintage was one many would probably like to forget!! During the crucial time for grape growing in McLaren Vale (January to March), we experienced double the average rainfall (55.5mm) with falls for the three months totalling 116.4mm. The lead up to the vintage was actually very good. Soaking rains in winter and into spring and mild temperatures in early summer meant a nice slow accumulation of flavours which we managed to capture in the majority of the fruit we took in, with this Chardonnay being no exception.

The wines are carefully chosen for their intensity and complexity of fruit, mouth feel and the quality of tannins, oak integration, and their overall balance and harmony. This wine represents the best Chardonnay in our cellar.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour is a beautiful light straw colour with hints of green.

Aroma

The delicate aroma displays subtle straw, lemon, a hint of mandarin and fresh nectarine.

Palate

The palate has a creamy mouth feel with tropical fruit on the mid palate, complemented by nutty toasty oak. The finish is soft and clean with citrus zest and a fine minerality.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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Having gained a reputation as a maker of innovative and elegant wines Geoff established his own business in 1980 and quickly achieved significant success in both Australian and International wine shows.

As a leading personality in the emerging Australian wine industry, Geoff also established a high profile internationally, most recently as consulting winemaker in Italy making wines for the UK market and as a respected judge at Australian and International wine shows.

Geoff Merrill's wines have been successful at Australian and International wine shows, including the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy at the 2005 Melbourne wine show. Since 1980 Geoff Merrill Wines have won 29 Trophies, 143 Gold , 373 Silver and 1181 Bronze medals.

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