2020 Expressions Butterball Chardonnay
Vendor Evans & Tate

2020 Expressions Butterball Chardonnay

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Regular price: $19.00
Club price: $15.00
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Tasting Notes

colour

Mid-straw with a touch of green gold.

aroma

Juicy stone fruit, ripe melon and tinned pear with toasty oak, roasted spices and creamy, buttery notes. 

palate

Ripe Chardonnay characters of peach, tinned pears and ripe melon framed with toasty oak, roasted spices and creamy, buttery notes that flood the nose and mouth. A delicious rich and complex Chardonnay.

cellaring

Drinking beautifully now, but will reward careful cellaring for 12–18 months. 

Technical

winemaking

The vineyards that grow Chardonnay for our Butterball wine are located on sites in Margaret River that produce rich, ripe fruit flavours and low natural acid levels – all at a lower Baume (and subsequent alcohol level) than other locations. These attributes are critical to achieve the distinct Butterball style.

Following harvest, the grapes are chilled and softly pressed to liberate the juice – the pressings are added back to the free-run juice following oxidative handling to achieve the house style – a method rarely adopted in Western Australia. The cloudy juice is then fermented in a combination of new (22%) and used French oak barrels, barriques (225L) and puncheons (500L), and tank using a combination of wild fermentations and the CY3079 yeast used for naturally producing texture and savoury characters that marry well with the Evans & Tate Chardonnay style. Following this fermentation on solids, all of the batches that represent each vineyard are allowed to go through malolactic fermentation to full completion followed by maturation on yeast lees  with stirring of the lees done fortnightly to impart texture, balance, integration and complexity to the final wine. After this maturation period, the wine was blended and bottled under screwcap.

region

Margaret River

variety

Chardonnay 

analysis

  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH: 3.57
  • Acidity (TA): 5.0 g/L

Food Pairings

Beautiful with a seafood pasta in a creamy sauce.

Customer Reviews
4.5 Based on 2 Reviews
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03/09/2021
G
Geoffrey
Australia Australia

Very nice, buttery, good value for money.

20/05/2021
TR
Tabitha R.
Australia Australia
Wonderful buttery Chardonnay

If you want a buttery Chardonnay, look no further! It’s a great, smooth and easy to drink Chardonnay. It’s my go to buttery Chardonnay, not only the taste but the fact that I’m supporting a local WA winery in our South West. Another cute feature is the well illustrated and creative bottle design!

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