Chardonnay Carbonic - 2021 - Brendon Keys
A rich nose with notes of white flowers, lemon and pear. Palate: a clean attack, lovely acidity, pure fruit flavours such as white peach, and a long, luscious finish. A period of maceration gives the wine lovely depth and light tannins, perfectly complimenting the variety’s rich aromatics.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 12.5 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2027
100% Chardonnay, from vines farmed organically and planted on the Basket Range terroir in the Adelaide Hills, South East Australia. The grapes are harvested by hand when ripe. Vinification: after 10 days of whole bunch carbonic maceration in cement vats, the wine is matured in stainless steel tanks, and bottled in the spring (spring in the Southern Hemisphere!) on the estate. Neither fined nor filtered, and just a microdose of sulphur.
Brendon Keys may have the look of an overgrown teenage skateboarder, but don’t be fooled – this is a vigneron to be taken seriously! Straight out of New Zealand, Brendon first developed his sensibility as a chef before falling into the barrel... or rather the cement egg – a vessel which he particularly values for the purity and richness it brings to his wines. After studying oenology back in...All wines
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