Keith Tulloch Chardonnay, Hunter Valley

£17.50

Tight, bright, oaky Chardonnay from Keith Tulloch

The Hunter Chardonnay vineyard was planted over 20 years ago and is sited immediately adjacent to the Semillon block – so there is a clear link with regard to the low vine yield, the fine fruit presence, finesse, elegant structure and fresh acid balance. As usual, sophisticated barrel fermentation takes place in new French oak, where solids-in-ferment produces texture and persistent flavour balance and length. Malo-ferment is minimised to retain the natural vibrant and racy acid balance and freshness. Elegant bright fruit needs elegant oak handling as well, so lightly-toasted barrels of fine-grained French oak are used. The unclarified wine is left on lees in barrel for only 3 months so that it remains subdued and subtle, preserving the fruit freshness and the maximizing its potential for cellaring.

Fruit aromas of white stone fruit, yellow melon and fig, with detailed elements of winemaking complexity interwoven to generate much more richness of perfume and textural softness and length. Chardonnay signatures remain paramount revealing elements of nectarine, honeydew, and pineapple, all giving crisp energetic line and length. Fine vanilla oak-spices sit beautifully in the background, and sur-lees creaminess, adding beautiful personality and harmony in equal measure.

Colour – White
Producer – Keith Tulloch
Country – Australia
Region – Hunter Valley
Vegan – No
ABV – 13.5%
Grapes – Chardonnay
Vintage – 2019
Sustainability – Non-Organic
Female Winemaker – No
Food Pairings – Mustard-based sauces, Salmon, Lobster, Cream-based sauces

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SKU: F957035 Category:

Local delivery

Local delivery is available within a 10 mile radius of the shop (NE8 2AJ) for a flat fee of £5. If you spend over £75, we will deliver for free.

We deliver Tuesday – Sunday. Order by 5pm for next day delivery, subject to stock availability. Need it faster? Order by 12pm for same day delivery, excluding Saturdays.

Collection

Free collection from the shop is always available, and you can collect any time during our normal opening hours. Please place your order by 11am on the day of collection, and collect within 7 days.

UK-wide delivery

We offer a flat-rate of £12 for UK delivery. If you spend over £150, delivery is free. Delivery takes 1 – 2 working days.

Excludes Northern Ireland. Some areas of Scotland will incur a surcharge, please contact us to confirm.