2018 Barrel Select Chardonnay


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

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On the nose, an attractive array of bright fruits and comfort foods, such as banana bread, baked apples, lime tart, cashew nuts and toasty notes.

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The palate is smooth and flavoursome, with a creamy Greek yoghurt texture and zesty acidity. Nectarine and lime flavours blend with toasty French oak bringing everything together in a tight, complex package.

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Food Pairing

Drink with chicken parmigiana, crayfish legs, Kangaroo Island Marron, pan seared Sword Fish and pasta Carbonara

VINTAGE INFORMATION: The vintage began quite dry, with just enough rain arriving in late winter and early spring to add some much-needed moisture to the soil depths. Aside from hot conditions during spring, the growing season progressed quite well. Most varieties will have stand out examples, either due to a reduction in yield or the ideal conditions at the end of the season. 2018 overall is a terrific vintage with its most important varieties coming out on top.

Alochol 13.5%
Maturation 14 months in new and 1 year old French oak hogsheads
Region Coonawarra 92% / McLaren Vale 8%

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