Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay 2010 Wine Review
Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay 2010
Barossa Valley, Australia
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Bottle size: 750 ml
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 Grant Burge Summers Chardonnay 2010 was reviewed on April 12, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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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.
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 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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