Turkey Flat Butchers Block White 2014

$54.00

2013 VINTAGE TASTING NOTES

The 2013 Butchers Block White is a blend of 45% Marsanne 44% Viognier and 11% Roussanne produced from fruit grown in our Stonewell and Bethany vineyards.

A warm and dry summer has created a rich and voluptuous dry white. Traditional to Turkey Flat style the Marsanne was picked early and pressed lightly. The Viognier was handpicked, chilled, crushed and saw 24 hours on skins and then pressed lightly. The Roussanne was a little riper when handpicked and subsequently whole bunch pressed.

This wine has bright aromatics, subtle texture and vibrant acidity. The Marsanne received partial new oak maturation, some malolactic fermentation and 6 months of battonage to guarantee mouth feel whilst contributing restrained secondary aromas. The Viognier contributes apricot and floral aromas with Roussanne adding tropical nuances and a round palate weight.

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Description

Turkey Flat Butchers Block White 2014

JH 89 points (2012), Bronze Award – 2014 International Wine Challenge (2012)

49% MARSANNE, 35% VIOGNIER, 16% ROUSSANNE

In the Rhone valley’s northerly appellation of Condrieu and Cote Rotie, Viognier is the dominant white grape variety. Creating premium wines, rich in character. Marsanne and Roussanne both hail from the village of Hermitage and are used in the regions great whites. When carefully blended together the resultant wine can be beautiful, balanced, textural and elegant.

A happy marriage of three varietals, treated individually to bring out the best in themselves & each other. To promote the textural backbone so integral to this wine we treat the Marsanne to French oak with 6 months lees stirring. Viognier remains in stainless steel, retaining freshness, bringing life & vibrancy to the palate. Roussanne finishes the blend perfectly, lifting the palate with fresh, tropical nuances.

Enjoy with: Earthy dishes of white meat or seafood, from succulent & homely roast chicken with maple-glazed sweet potato, or refined & elegant seared scallops with cauliflower purée.

Our Style

A textural & bright blend in the Southern-Rhone style. As the sole table-white in our range, here we offer something teasingly different, interesting and very food-friendly.

THE 2013 VINTAGE

A warm and dry summer has created a rich and voluptuous dry white. Traditional to Turkey Flat style the Marsanne was picked early and pressed lightly. The Viognier was handpicked, chilled, crushed and saw 24 hours on skins and then pressed lightly. The Roussanne was a little riper when handpicked and subsequently whole bunch pressed.

TASTING NOTES

This wine has bright aromatics, subtle texture and vibrant acidity. The Marsanne received partial new oak maturation, some malolactic fermentation and 6 months of battonage to guarantee mouth feel whilst contributing restrained secondary aromas. The Viognier contributes apricot and floral aromas TASTING NOTES with Roussanne adding tropical nuances and a round palate weight.

ENJOY WITH

Earthy dishes of white meat or seafood, from succulent & homely roast chicken with maple-glazed sweet potato, or refined & elegant seared scallops with cauliflower purée.

OUR WINEMAKING

A happy marriage of three varietals, treated individually to bring out the best in themselves & each other. To promote the textural backbone so integral to this wine we treat the Marsanne to French oak with 6 months lees stirring. Viognier remains in stainless steel, retaining freshness, bringing life and vibrancy to the palate. Roussanne finishes the blend perfectly, lifting the palate with fresh, tropical nuances.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Harvested:……….          February 2013

Maturity at Harvest:….. 12.5°-14° Baumé

Oak Treatment:……..    50% oak treatment, a mix of puncheons & hogsheads, 30% of which is new

Bottled:…………             November 2013

Cellar:………….              6-7 years

MLF:……..                     Partial

Alcohol:…………            14.0%

 

WINEMAKING DETAILS

Harvested
February 2013
Maturity at Harvest
12.5 – 14.0° Baumé
Yeast Type
D47, D254 and EC1118
Skin Contact
Viognier 24 Hours
MLF
Partial
Time On Lees
6 months
Oak Treatment
50% Oak treatment – a mix of Puncheons and Hogsheads, 30% of which is new
Bottled
November 2013
Colour
Pale straw with lime hues
Nose
Aromatic of fresh apricots & orange blossom.
Palate
Subtle & complex flavours of nectarine & stone fruit
Cellar
6 to 7 years
Alcohol
14.0%