Blank Canvas 'Escaroth'
Lovely new Chardonnay from Blank Canvas, it's a touch richer than the Reed vineyard.The 'Escaroth' vineyard is home to dedicated growers Andy and Kyna Laurie. Situated in the Taylor Pass subregion of the Southern Valleys, they first planted vines on their land at the turn of the Millennium.The Chardonnay was gently whole-bunch pressed with only the very cloudy free-run juice going into new and seasoned French oak puncheons (500L), as well as barriques (30% new). It was allowed to ferment with wild yeasts, and left to its own devices, without sulphur or lees stirring throughout maturation. Bottled unfiltered in April 2020. A bright, zesty grapefruit and lemon fruit profile coupled with toasted brioche, musk and a savoury nuttiness. Lovely creamy yet fine textural feel, seriously delicious. Fabulous with pan fried dover sole with brown butter. Another fab Chardonnay from Matt and Sophie.