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Nick Spencer Wines Gold Label Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2019 12% 750ML

Nick Spencer Wines Gold Label Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2019 12% 750ml

Nick Spencer describes this drop as "Tumbarumba in a bottle". A great example of the region's chardonnay, Nick believes that the 2018 vintage has produced some of the best fruit he has seen in the past decade. Vibrant green apple and white peach aromas linger on the nose, with slight crushed rock notes. Beautifully restrained power in the palate, subtle complexity and a devine length. Smashing drop!

Tasting Notes: The Maragle vineyard is located at the southern tip of Tumbarumba towards the Victorian Border. Unlike many other vineyards in Tumbarumba, the Vineyard only lies at 450 meters above sea level making it one of the lower altitude vineyards in the region. Fruit from this vineyard ripens earlier than other vineyards and generally produces a more powerful robust style of chardonnay than the higher altitdue sites. The soil is decomposed granite and is relatively light in colour. The vineyards are now almost 30 years old and are grown on a smart dyson canopy system.

Expert Review:

James Halliday- 95 Points, Tumbarumba and chardonnay. Two wonderful words working in unison. This is all flinty and fine, citrusy and spicy, with a touch of white stone fruit. The palate is linear and long, with hints of leesy/creamy flavours giving some extra depth; so, too, cedary oak and toasty notes. Savoury, moreish and fabulous. James Halliday Wine Companion 2022, 13 August, 2021

Nick Spencer Wines is a small Canberra based wine company dedicated to producing exceptional, hand crafted wines that honour their local landscape. Producing stunning, award winning wines for nearly two decades, Nick's passion and remarkable talent for considered, quality wines is evident in every bottle. Awarded a degree in oenology at the University of Adelaide in 2000, Nick has worked for notable producers across the industry including Rosemount, Coldstream Hills, Madew Wines, Tertini Wines, and most recently, proudly lead the team at Eden Road for almost a decade. Nick has received extensive industry recognition, winning the 2009 Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy, the National Wineshow Trophy for Best Shiraz in 2011; as a Len Evans tutorial scholar in 2011, as a finalist in the Young Gun of Wine Award in 2011 and a finalist in the Gourmet Traveler Winemaker of the Year in 2014.

Nick made wine in Khakheti in Georgia for several years, has toured extensively through France, New Zealand and Californian wine regions and is a regular judge at many regional and national wine shows including in Sydney and Queensland. Nick lives in Canberra with his wife Sarah and their two young children.

Variety: Chandonnay
Region: Gundagai & Tumbarumba, New South Wales
Winemaker: Nick Spencer



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