Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay 2010 Wine Review
Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay 2010
Barossa Valley, Australia
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Product #: 269829
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: White Wine
Winery: Grant Burge
Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.
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Natalie's Score: 91/ 100 Love the hazelnut richness and green apple vibrancy that mingle on the nose of this wine! The palate is a rush of white peach, nectarine and nutmeg with refreshing lime acidity on the finish. I love the back story on this wine: it was named in honour of the winery's accountant of 30 years, Miles Summers. His sun will never set with this wine.
Chardonnay food pairings: roast chicken, lobster in butter, corn dishes.
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This was reviewed
April 12, 2012
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Mark Britton rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: Look out for Australian Chardonnay's over the next few years starting with this Grant Burge. Now a general list at the LCBO. Some sour notes but balanced with med-high acidity and ripe lemon and apple flavours. Great old world style Chardonnay.
THE FRUIT Grant selects his fruit from prime cool climate vineyards with the fruit picked from both his Summers vineyard in Eden Valley and the equally cool climate of the Adelaide Hills. The 2010 vintage has proven excellent for aromatic varieties from cooler wine regions, with an even ripening period allowing the fruit to develop delicate aromatic characters while maintaining fine acidity. THE WINEMAKING The fruit was chilled and whole bunch pressed, with 80% of the wine fermented in a combination of new, one, two and three year old French oak hogsheads with the remainder fermented in stainless steel to add freshness to the wine. Maturation was carried out in the same oak hogsheads for 12 months, with regular lees stirring to enhance the structure of the wine prior to bottling. The 2010 Summers Chardonnay is an elegant wine, displaying all of the classic traits of cool climate Chardonnay. Bright gold in colour, the wine presents delicate aromas of citrus, white peaches and spice. The palate exhibits incredible balance, with the fruit flavours fully integrated with lime acidity and a hint of creaminess provided by the lees stirring. The balance creates a wine with superb length and refinement. Food matches such as spiced quail, roasted pork loin with fennel or seafood gumbo allow the 2010 Summers Chardonnay to fully express itself.
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