Blackbook Winery Painter of Light Chardonnay 2020

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Blackbook Winery Painter of Light Chardonnay 2020

Country - Great Britain

Region - English Regional Wine

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Blackbook Winery

Tasting notes - A fine and elegant Chardonnay with citrus and honeydew melon aromas enhanced by subtle toffee and toasted almond nuances. Textured on the palate, the refreshing citrus and tropical flavours are underlined by a smoky, flint character and it finishes on a delicious saline note. 

Blackbook Winery Painter of Light Chardonnay 2020

A fine and flinty Chardonnay with citrus and tropical fruit
complemented by an underlying ginger spice over a
long, creamy palate ending on a refreshing saline note.
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.
Vintage
A warmer and drier-than-average spring led to an early budburst. Frost damage in midMay was significant in some vineyards. Flowering took place under good conditions,
followed by a warm August which brought ripening on quickly. The harvest was one of
the earliest of modern times with reduced yields, but exceptionally high natural sugar
levels. The wines are of excellent quality.
Vineyard
The grapes for this wine are sourced from a single vineyard ‘Clayhill’ vineyard, which is
situated on the coastal peninsula of the Crouch Valley in Essex, between the Crouch
and Blackwater Rivers. Planted in 2006, the vineyard is south facing to optimise the
sunlight. The mesoclimate is sunny and warm, ideal for the production of quality fruit.
The soil is made up of clay, which offers good water retention properties, nourishing the
vines throughout the summer growth period. The grapes are hand-picked into small
crates to retain the quality of the fruit.
Winemaking
The Blackbook Winery ethos embraces minimal intervention winemaking. The grapes
were whole-bunch pressed directly into Burgundy barrels, without settling. Alcoholic
fermentation and malolactic conversion both took place with indigenous yeast. The
wine spent eight months on its lees in French Burgundy barrels, of which 20% were new
oak. Frequent lees stirring imparted texture and complexity. Only minimal sulphur was
used and the wine was vinified without additions. The wine was matured for a total of
11 months before being bottled without fining or filtration.
Tasting Note
A fine and elegant Chardonnay with citrus and honeydew melon aromas enhanced
by subtle toffee and toasted almond nuances. Textured on the palate, the refreshing
citrus and tropical flavours are underlined by a smoky, flint character and it finishes on
a delicious saline note.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%
Winemaker: Sergio Verrillo
Region: English Regional
Wine
Subregion: English Regional
Wine
Country: England
Alcohol: 12%

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Vintage 2020
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