Tuart Block Chenin Blanc 2020

$18.00

Our Tuart Block Chenin Blanc exhibits a generous round palate with lifted tropical fruit flavours and hints of apricot with peachy aromatics.

TROPHY: Best 2020 Dry White Wine of the Show
2020 Swan Valley Wine Show

“Hard to go past this variety as a ready-to-drink, thirst- quenching refresher for summer.
This one gets it right yet again; tropical fruit, with a crunchy fresh acidity lifting through to its finish.
Delish. Look out for the 2018 in another month or so.” 89/100
Drink: now -2022

The West Weekend WINE by Ray Jordan
Saturday 9 February 2019

Tasting Notes & Reviews

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Description

Vineyard
The Maritime influences at the Tuart Block Carabooda, have contributed in producing a full flavoured but soft chenin blanc.  The limestone based soils are a major contributing factor in producing wines of clean, fresh acidity on our vineyard which is entirely spur-pruned and hand harvested.

Harvest
Fruit for this wine was entirely hand-picked in the cool of the morning to ensure we captured the maximum fruit freshness of chenin blanc.  Following record summer rainfall, a quick decision was made to harvest all the chenin blanc to retain its clean fresh flavours.

Winemaking
Fruit was crushed, de-stemmed and drained with only the finest free-run juice used in the blend.  Cold settled and fermented cool in stainless steel before blending and bottling, the wine spent 6 weeks on lees before fining which adds weight to the middle palate.

Nose
The bouquet exhibits lifted tropical fruit flavours with hints of apricot and peachy aromatics.

Palate
The generous round palate is enhanced by fresh natural acidity and a long clean finish.

Food
A perfect accompaniment to a warm summer afternoon, this wine is ideally suited to Mediterranean dishes, a traditional antipasto plate, fresh natural oysters or grilled seafood/chicken.

Cellaring
This wine will develop further complexity in the medium term.

The areas around Perth make many of the best chenin blancs in Australia (some will say this is an oxymoron), and only Coriole stands tall in competition. This has remarkable intensity and fruit freshness; stone and tropical fruits have zesty citrussy acidity to enliven the finish and aftertaste. Rating: 92 points Cellaring: to 2021. James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

Previous awards

Tuart Block Chenin Blanc 2016
Gold
Perth Royal Wine Show 2016

(Perth Royal Wine Show) guest international judge Sarah Jane Evans, a Master of Wine, said the highlight for her was the quality of the WA verdelhos and chenin blancs. “These were a real discovery for me and could be a pointer for the future and export potential for WA wine,” she said. Ray Jordan, The Weekend West, September 3-4, 2016

Tuart Block Chenin Blanc 2016
Silver
Wine Show of WA

‘The Tuarts’ Chenin Blanc 2000
Trophy & Best West Australian Chenin Blanc

SGIO Wine Awards 2000

Tuart Grove Chenin Blanc 1999
Silver Medal
Perth Royal Show 1999

Additional Information
Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 9 × 9 × 30 cm