Blackbook Winery Painter of Light Chardonnay 2019

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Blackbook Winery Painter of Light Chardonnay 2019

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 2019

A fine and complex Chardonnay with citrus and tropical
fruit complemented by an underlying ginger spice over
a long, intense and textured palate.


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
2019 is being hailed across the UK as the ‘harvest of the century’ following recordbreaking summer, with warm temperatures throughout the growing period. The ideal
weather conditions carried through into the autumn, creating a long slow ripening
period, allowing the fruit to reach good phenolic maturity with good balance. The
vines produced high yields of excellent quality fruit.


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%

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