2008 Maverick Twins Eden Valley Chardonnay

The 2008 Twins Chardonnay is a wonderful example of the variety from the cooler Eden Valley. The wine is bright with lively acidity and displays lovely primary and secondary varietal characters.

  • Vintage: 2008
  • Region: Eden Valley
  • Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 13.40%
  • Total Acidity: 7.0 g/L
  • pH: 3.16
  • Wine Maker: Ronald Brown

Tasting Notes

  • Colour: Bright pale yellow with green hues
  • Bouquet: Melon, grapefruit and lemon with hints of nectarine are intermingled with exotic spice and nuts derived from maturation in French oak barriques. Mineral, flint and custard notes provide additional lift and complexity
  • Palate: Poised and balanced. Mineral notes combine with grapefruit, lemons and nectarines ensuring that the palate is lively and finishes clean. Elegant spicy oak and fine tannins further contribute to this well balanced wine which shows lovely length and creamy texture.
  • Vineyard & Vintage Comments: Maverickļæ½s three Chardonnay blocks at Trial Hill high in the Eden Valley produce limited quantities of fruit of exceptional elegance and balance. In spite of the hot and dry conditions experienced throughout the 2008 ripening season, the cooler Eden Valley with its cold night time temperatures ensured the development of wonderful concentrated flavours with good natural acidity. Fruit was harvested in early March under ideal conditions. Fermentation was carried out in new (20%) and seasoned (80%) French oak barriques followed by 11 months barrel maturation with weekly lees stirring.

Food Pairing

Pates, all seafood dishes, white meats, pastas

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