2017 Barrel Select Chardonnay (Dozen)



“Every parcel of Chardonnay fruit that comes in during harvest receives the same attention at Geoff Merrill Wines. Following fermentation and maturation in French oak barrels, I taste every barrel at the winery to select and determine the best wines to include in our vintage “Barrel Select” blend.” – Geoff Merrill

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VINTAGE INFORMATION: Vintage 2017 commenced with healthy soaking winter rains which continued through spring and into early summer setting up good canopies resulting in higher yields compared to previous years. Cooler than average temperatures delayed flowering, veraison and harvest by a few weeks with earlier picked vineyards displaying lively, bright, vibrant, elegant fruit. As vintage progressed fruit weight increased and flavours moved into darker berry profiles with good concentration and excellent fruit characters with spicy tones and excellent length. Chardonnay from the vintage showed vibrant cool climate flavours with structural minerality. Overall the vintage in was judged as being highly successful.

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