2021 Geoff Merrill Pimpala Road Chardonnay

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Type of Wine White
Country New Zealand
Region South Australia
Winery Geoff Merrill
Vintage 2021
Grape Chardonnay
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2028
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A legend, that is the only right word for the striking winemaker Geoff Merrill. The vineyards are located not far from Adelaide in McLaren Vale where a ridge and a cool sea breeze provide some cooling. Geoff has special ideas of his own: he makes his wines not for the short term but for the long term. He also does not shy away from wood aging, as long as the wines can support it. It is also very remarkable that Geoff allows his wines to mature before they appear on the market. For example, the reserve wines are only available 6 years after the harvest and the estate wines 3 years after the harvest. This is partly possible due to the presence of fine acids that give the wine a rich fruit structure and enhances its complexity. The Reserve Shiraz has been awarded the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, Australia's highest honor for a Shiraz.

The Geoff Merrill Pimpala Road Chardonnay has a beautiful light straw yellow color. Ripe citrus fruit on the nose with some Galia melon, a tasty butterscotch and vanilla due to the use of wood. Ripe acidity in the mouth, a creamy structure and vanilla in the aftertaste. This is a beautiful, sturdy Chardonnay made to be drunk with age and certainly one for lovers of a full, creamy Chardonnay with the well-known butter.

FACT: The Pimpala Road is named after the location of the house, the historic Mount Hurtle winery which is located on Pimpala Road.

Vineyard for 2021 Geoff Merrill Pimpala Road Chardonnay

A legend, that is the only correct word for the striking winemaker, Geoff Merrill. The vineyards can be found not far from Adelaide in McLaren Vale where a ridge and a cool sea breeze provide some relief. Geoff has special ideas of his own: he does not make his wines for the short term, but for the long term. He also does not shy away from aging in wood, as long as the wines can bear it. Also very remarkable is that Geoff lets his wines first drink before they appear on the market. For example, the reserve wines are only available 6 years after the harvest, and the estate wines 3 years after the harvest. This is partly possible due to the presence of fine acids that give the wine a rich fruit structure and enhance the complexity. The Reserve Shiraz has received the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, Australia's highest honor for a Shiraz.

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Type of Wine White
Country New Zealand
Region South Australia
Winery Geoff Merrill
Grape Chardonnay
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Promotion Last bottles
Parker rating 90
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Round, White fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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