BackVintage Label 2015 BackVintage Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay

2015 BackVintage Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay

2015 BackVintage Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay
Tasting Notes by Nick Bulleid MW

James Halliday 91 points

Background

The chardonnay for this wine was grown at high altitude and came from three vineyards in the Tumbarumba region. Three of the four component grapes were harvested from 25th February to the 27th February 2015. The remaining component (20%) was picked much later on the 17th March 2015.
Twenty per cent of the wine underwent a malolactic fermentation, to balance the acidity and add complexity.
The majority was fermented in French oak barrels, (one third of them new, one third of them one year old) and subsequently matured for nine months with frequent stirring (battonage) to maintain freshness and build mid palate, lees complexity and texture.
A small portion (6%) was fermented as clear juice in tank and stored with the same frequent battonage as the oaked portion.


Tasting Notes

Colour
Pale lemon yellow

Nose
Delicate and fresh, with honeydew melon, lemon and white peach. Subtle French oak adds complexity.

Structure / Palate
Medium bodied and finely structured, with intense white fruit flavours, hints of nuttiness from oak and light lees texture.

The wine is a beautiful example of finesse found in Tumbarumba Chardonnay. It is a good accompaniment to fish and salads and will suit fuller flavoured dishes as it develops richer flavours into 2019.


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James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion:
"A sophisticated chardonnay for the price with melon, sapid stone fruit flavours and and a bolt of citrus, all woven around a core of creamy cashew. Light weight in all and driven fairly long by Tumbarumba's altitudinal acidity".
91 points. Drink to 2022.

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Bottle Size 750mL
Bottle Closure Screwcap
Alcohol 12.7%
Cellaring Potential 2020+
Serving Suggestion Try it with flavoursome seafood or chicken dishes.
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