This is one of three wines from the stylish ‘Artefact’ range, celebrating both the artistry of winemaking, and Artelium’s collaboration with artist, Sarah Emily Porter. Sarah’s paintings are a melding of art and science through the meticulous measuring of paint and tilt angles, representing the precision, art, and science in English winemaking.
This Chardonnay, which was fermented and matured in a single French oak puncheon barrel by winemaker, Owen Elias, has expressive aromas of orchard fruit, lemon zest and vanilla spice.
The palate is nicely poised and punchy; there are crisp, taut crunchy apples and zesty flavours, then a lightly peachy weight that leads to a lengthy finish of mineral and spiced notes.
Already tasting wonderfully textural, this will surely improve further with a year or two in bottle.
Distinctive and rich, and it's a wine that I would have a lot of fun with some meaty food pairings.
This is classic Blanc de Blancs territory – baked apple, hints of pear and peach on the nose as well as an indulgent biscuity pastry note.
Brisk, crisp acidity and crunchy orchard fruit flavours, with the zing of tangy pineapple and rounder white peach flavours.
Joyous, fruity and refreshing, with bursts of tangy red berries interspersed with crisp citrus.