SW6 Chardonnay 2013

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SW6 Chardonnay 2013

15.00

Grown in France. Made in London.

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At a Glance

Fresh citrus fruit and bright acidity with weight and texture too. Just a touch of gentle oak brings balance to this sell-out Chardonnay. Grown in sunny southern France and made into wine in our central London winery with fermentation and ageing in old oak barrels.

The grapes are grown here
 
Gorgeous clarity of apple fruit with a delicious toffee character from subtle oak maturation. Very classic Chardonnay, clearly from a warmish part of Europe, but with good definition and bite on the finish. Lovely mealy quality, with substance and texture on the palate. 16+ points
— Richard Hemming MW

Details

COLOUR White

VARIETY Chardonnay

GROWER Château de Corneilla

REGION Roussillon, France 

BOTTLES 3,128

SIZE 75cl

ALCOHOL 12.5%

In Depth

Château de Corneilla is owned by the Jonquères d’Oriola family, who certainly know a thing or two about growing grapes, having been winemakers for 28 generations. The vineyard for this Chardonnay is in the foothills of the Pyrenees, benefiting from cool air from the mountains and a salty sea breeze from the nearby Mediterranean. The sandy, stony soils yield grapes perfect for easy-drinking wines with lots of fruit and minerality. In the winery the grapes were hand-sorted and pressed as whole bunches, before beginning fermentation in older oak barrels with various different strains of yeast.