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Blackbook Winery 'Pygmalion' Chardonnay

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Producer
Blackbook Winery
Grape Varieties
Chardonnay
Optimum Drinking
Within 5 years
Wine Style
A rich buttery white
Alcohol by Volume
11.5%
Closure
Cork
Country
England
Style / Colour
White

A beautifully rich and buttery Chardonnay, with notes of waxy lemon, honeydew melon and sweet pineapple complemented by sweet oak nuance and mineral, saline overtones. 

Producer Note

Blackbook Winery is an urban winery located in a railway arch in Battersea, South London. Their philosophy is simple: blending tradition with innovation. The grapes are sourced from carefully selected growers, who have vineyards within hours of the city and high quality grapes. Blackbook endeavours to bring the hard work of the vineyard owners to the forefront, by creating a range of single vineyard wines that showcase the quality and potential of producing world-class still wine in England. Focussing on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Blackbook uses a minimalist approach, with low to zero sulphur and natural yeasts, as they seek to reflect the vibrancy, culture and energy of London in their wines. 

Vineyard

The grapes are gown in the single vineyard of ‘Greyfriars’, which is situated at approximately 20 metres above sea-level on south facing hills in the Surrey Downs. The vines were planted in 2011, and are trained according to the Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP) method. The vineyard is managed conventionally, with manual harvesting taking place when the grapes have reached optimum maturity. The vines are planted in chalk soils, which produce elegant wines of great finesse. 

Winemaking

The grapes were hand-harvested into small crates to preserve the quality of the fruit and were whole bunch pressed to Burgundian barrels without settling. Fermentation took place with indigenous yeasts for both the alcoholic fermentation and malolactic conversion, during which frequent lees stirring took place imparting texture and complexity. The wine spent 22 months on the lees in French oak barrels, of which 40% were new, before being bottled without fining or filtration.

Tasting Note

A beautifully rich and buttery Chardonnay, with notes of waxy lemon, honeydew melon and sweet pineapple complemented by sweet oak nuance and nutty overtones. The textured and balanced palate has wonderful length through to a subtly saline finish. 

Grape

Chardonnay 100%

 

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

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