Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018Regular price $58.00
100% Chenin Blanc | Alc 13.83%
Tim Atkin's Rating: 93 points
Platter's Rating: 4.5 stars
The Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc is a wonderful food wine. This beautiful, golden coloured wine has fleshy peach, passion fruit, honey melon, papaya and pineapple fruit aromas layered with whiffs of oatmeal and crushed wheat that follow through with concentrated flavours on the palate. It is a powerful yet balanced wine with a fresh, intense and long finish.
The grapes for this wine are from 3 exceptional Chenin Blanc vineyards aged between 35 and 47 years. These low-yielding old bush vines grow in soils that are predominately weathered granite, and produce fruit with complexity, stellar acidity and balance. The wine is wood matured for 12 months in 50% new French oak and 50% second fill barrels. It had extended lees contact and regular batonnage for richness and added depth.
100% Chenin Blanc
|Residual Sugar||2.4 g/L|
|Total Acidity||6.5 g/L|