Smithbrook Chardonnay 2011 (12 x 750mL), Pemberton, WA.

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Overview

The Smithbrook Estate range, with its excellent regional focus, is made from low-yielding estate-grown fruit which consistently surprises and evolves. These award-winning wines, which display individual varietal characteristics, represent value and quality.

Region:
WA - Pemberton
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale gold with lime hues.

Aroma

This Chardonnay displays intense citrus fruits with hints of French oak.

Palate

A medium- bodied wine displaying complex citrus characters and a tight acid structure. This wine has a strong and lingering finish.

Wine Background

The 2011 vintage was dryer than normal with consistent and warm daytime temperatures. There was good heat summation during the days and cool night time temperatures. This weather facilitated strong flavour development and no acid addition required as the natural acidity was excellent.

The `hand harvest` was earlier than normal, in late February and was picked from the twenty two year old hill top Chardonnay block - one of the oldest in Pemberton. This wine was subjected to battonage for two months, giving it stickiness and a full body on mouth. Finally, it has been fermented in both tank and French oak.

Vintage
2011
Region
WA - Pemberton
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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The Smithbrook vineyard is located amongst majestic “tall trees” on a pristine hill in the Pemberton wine region in the south west corner of Western Australia.

Planted in the late 1980s, the vineyard represents the most significant mature vineyard in the region. The warm Indian Ocean to the West and the cool Southern Ocean to the south create a maritime climate.

Smithbrook focuses on two key varietals - Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot, identified as the best varieties for this region.

Smithbrook has a natural, sustainable approach to managing the vineyard; low-yielding dry grown vines, roaming Guinea Fowl to control insects and no harmful sprays all assist to grow balanced vines. Vineyard philosophy employed includes rigorous programme of heavy pruning, minimal irrigation and low cropping in order to increase the fruit quality of the vineyard.

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