The Next Big Thing Magpie Estate Chardonnay 2014 75cl

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Country Australia
Region Barossa Valley
Brand Magpie Estate
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 12.5%
Closure Type Screw Top
Vintage 2014
Maturity Drink Now
Food Match Fresh Seafood Paella and Tomato based Pasta Dishes
Style Lightly oaked, tangy and full
With the faintest whiff of biscuity oak this bright, tangy Barossa Chardonnay is an absolute delight. It has that classical Barossa charm, elegance, poise, tang and naggingly more-ish elusive something-or-other which makes one wonder why there isn't more Australian Chardonnay.
Country Of Origin: Australia

The Magpie Estate of the Barossa Valley is a joint venture, which began in 1993, between famous Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder and English wine merchant Noel Young. Both Rolf and Noel have a passion for Rhone varietals. The fruit comes from 15 long-favoured sites in the premium Northern drawing on Rolf’s deep understanding of the Barossa. Noel then sneaks out into the night in a rubber catsuit and steals all the best fruit from these growers. The labels celebrate a superstitious theme, saluting the magpie, and we count ourselves lucky indeed to have them aboard.

Small batches of Chardonnay are picked and pressed through a tank press with some skin contact. 25% is fermented in French puncheons and American hogsheads for 6 months, aged on lees then blended with the 75% unoaked juice, settled and bottled.

Country Of Origin: Australia

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