Abels Tempest Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2011
This wine embodies the purity of Tasmania’s fruit. Racy acidity of chardonnay combined with the delicacy of pinot noir. Bottle fermentation and aging on lees for 24 months gives creaminess and an elegant length.
Yields were very low due to poor fruit set and severe spring frosts. The summer was mild and warm except for some cold spells in January, before the Indian summer arrived for glorious autumn days resulting in quality sparkling fruit. The colour shows pale straw with green hues while the nose demontrates pure lemon fruit and delicate citrus blossoms and hints of almond meal and hazelnut. The palate is beautifully fresh and precise style of stunning persistence and linearity, with a fine textured minerality finish.
Top Gold - Royal Perth Wine Show 2014
93 Points - Royal Queensland Wine Show 2015
91 Points - Royal Sydney Wine Show 2015
90 Points - National Wine Show 2015
90 Points - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2015
93 Points - James Halliday; Wine Companion
92 Points - Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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