Picardy Pemberton Chardonnay 2021
Special Price $49.00 Regular Price $52.00
Spectacularly graceful and elegant Chardy made from Dijon clones 76, 95, 96 and 277. Yellow peach, brine, almond meal. Complex, long and deceptively light. Powerful yet graceful. Maximum of 3 tonnes per acre from their non-irrigated vineyard. Fruit is handpicked at about 12 baume with 40% retained as whole bunches. The wine is lees stirred in barrel once a week. The net effect is a wine with balance, precision and purity, with intense stonefruit carried forward by grapefruity acidity which is softened by creaminess and complexed by super high-quality French oak and a slight phenolic grip. Continues to improve for 3 days after opening!
Bill Bill and Dan and the team make very limited quantities of superb wines with an emphasis on elegance. They are definitely designed to age and have a fruit intensity that belies their initially genteel appearance. The level of attention in the vineyard is staggering as Matt’s creaking back can attest. Matt was the vineyard serf/assistant winemaker at Picardy from 2000-2003.
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