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Black Hills Estate

Past Vintages

All past vintages are sold out. For tasting notes, please click on the bottles below.

2011 Chardonnay Tasting Notes

Bud Break:  May 4, 2011
Veraison:  August 8, 2011
Harvest Date:  October 1, 2011
Bottling Date:  July 19, 2012
Alcohol:  12.9%

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“Our 2011 Chardonnay is lighter in style than in past vintages with minimal oak influence. Aromas of lemon custard are enriched by toasted almond and subtle pear fragrances. Apple and citrus fruits fill the palate along with notes of fresh baked bread. It is a well balanced wine with a lively mouth feel that gives way to a clean and elegant finish.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

“A mild winter and extended spring in 2011 provided optimal conditional for accelerated growth and an abundant crop. A generous primary growth allowed us to choose the most desirable clusters and reduce the crop load sooner. An early crop reduction and precise viticulture practice showed desirable ripening through the season. Hot, dry weather at the end of August and through September produced excellent flavour development and complexity.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower