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Black Hills Estate

Past Vintages

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2012 Chardonnay Tasting Notes

Bud Break:  April 25, 2012
Veraison:  August 14, 2012
Harvest Date:  October 2, 10 & 23, 2012
Bottling Date:  May 30, 2013
Alcohol:  12.9%

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“Our 2012 Chardonnay is a rich, full bodied, fruit driven barrel fermented Chardonnay. Aromas of citrus fill the nose and follow through on the palate with nectarine and lemon notes along with green apple and pear. This Chardonnay is well-balanced wine, with a soft, yet juicy palate and long finish. A versatile food wine, try with grilled halibut and fruit salsa.”
Graham Pierce, Winemaker

“A cool and humid spring started off the 2012 growing season which showed steady, concentrated growth in the vines. A lengthy dry spell followed which enabled us to perfectly control the vigor and crop load in the vineyards. July and August brought us excellent temperatures and dry days which then extended far into the harvest season. One of the best years we have seen for flavour profiles, balanced ripeness and quality.”
Steve Carberry, Winegrower