"Les Noisetiers" Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Kistler
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StyleFull & Opulent
Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques were employed with Entity, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth but with ample structure and fruit depth to allow great potential for improvement in the bottle, under good cellaring conditions, for at least 10 years. 100% barrel maturation for 18 months with 30% new fine grain French oak and the balance; 2, 3 and 4 year-old French and American oak hogsheads (300 1itres). Some batches finish fermentation in new barrels. On the nose youthful blackberry, blueberry fruit complexed with savoury French oak. Rich and generous on the palate with good concentration of dark fruit. The tannins provide a good frame for the wine but are fine, ripe and balanced. The structure has restrained power but remains elegant and finishes with excellent fruit intensity.
John Duval 2010 'Entity' Barossa Valley Shiraz, Matthew Dukes 100 Best Australian Wines and Silver International Wine Challenge 2013 award.