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Carlei Tre Bianchi 2005

Carlei Tre Bianchi 2005

Variety:  Sauvignon Blanc 76%, Semillon 14%, Chardonnay 10%

Vintage: 2005Harvest date: Sauvignon Blanc: 24th & 26th April 2005, Semillon: 7th April 2005, Chardonnay: 23th & 24th March 2005

Vineyard location: Cardinia Ranges, Port Phillip Zone

Oenological Data:
Harvest Beaumé: Sauvignon Blanc: 12.6 & 12.3, Semillon: 13.0, Chardonnay: 12.5

Total acidity: 5.8 g/l pH: 3.27

Alcohol: 12.8% alc/volProduction: 1000 dozenRelease Date: 1st November 2006

Winemaker’s Notes:
The fruit is from vines planted in the Cardinia Ranges. The grapes where harvested at optimal balance (acid, sugar, flavour profile). The fruit was crushed and divided, a portion was basket pressed, oxidatively handled and partially cold settled prior to barrel fermentation. The remainder was airbag pressed and the juice simultaneously handled as for the basket pressed fruit. The wine was barrel fermented with a percentage of natural year and some cultured yeast which were occasionally bātonnaged and aged for 6 months in 50% new and 50% old French oak barrels with only partial malolactic fermentation. The wine was allowed to age in bottle for a further 12 months prior to release. Bottled under screwcap.

Tasting Notes:
The pale lemon gold colour belies the intensity of flavour with this wine. The nose sees slate like minerals with a slight nutty overtone. In the mix there is some citrus fruit, cool white peach with a hint of grapefruit in fact. At the back palate there is gentle but firm acidity, which is well integrated with the other components, resulting in a balanced complex blend that finishes with a savoury note. This wine is as much about texture as it is flavour and will continue to improve with further bottle age.

Drink: Now through 2008Printer Friendly PDF: PDF Download Carlei Tre Bianchi 2005

Awards and Reviews:

“We were instantly excited by the wines from Carlei Estate, particularly the unique blends such as the Tre Bianchi that Sergio is becoming famous for. We were blown away by the intensity of flavour with this wine.”

Auscelldoor.com March, 2007

“This blend of sauvignon blanc, semillon, chardonnay is elegant and delicious.”

The Sunday Age Magazine


Carlei Tre Bianchi 2004

Carlei Tre Bianchi 2004

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 80%, Semillon 12%, Chardonnay 8%

Vintage: 2004Harvest date:  16th, 17th & 22nd April, 2004

Vineyard location:  Cardinia Ranges, Port Phillip Zone

Oenological Data:
Harvest Beaumé: 12.0 Sauvignon Blanc, 11.5 Semillon, 13.0 Chardonnay

Total acidity: 7.05 g/l pH: 3.07

Alcohol: 12.0% alc/volProduction: 1300 dozen

Winemaker’s Notes:
The fruit is from vines planted in the Cardinia Ranges. The grapes where harvested at optimal balance (acid, sugar, flavour profile). The fruit was crushed, divided of which a portion was basket pressed, oxidatively handled, partially cold settled prior to barrel fermentation. The remainder was airbag pressed and the juice simultaneously handled as for the basket pressed fruit. The wine was bâtonnaged and aged for 6 months in 50% new and 50% old French oak barrels with only partial malolactic fermentation. The wine was allowed to age in bottle for a further six months. Bottled under screwcap.

Tasting Notes:
The pale lemon gold colour belies the intensity of flavour with this wine. The nose sees slate like minerals with a slight nutty overtone. In the mix there is some citrus fruit, cool white peach with a hint of grapefruit in fact. At the back palate there is gentle but firm acidity, which is well integrated with the other components, resulting in a balanced complex blend that finishes with a savoury note. This wine is as much about texture as it is flavour and will continue to improve with further bottle age.

Cellaring: 6 years plus Printer Friendly PDF: PDF Download Carlei Tre Bianchi 2004

Awards and Reviews:

Bronze Medal Class 15 – 2005 Victorian Wines Show

“Light straw-green; elegant and complex; the barrel ferment and oak maturation has had more impact on texture than flavour; lovely acidity and length; 80% Sauvignon Blanc/ 12% Semillon/8% Chardonnay.“ 94/100

Australian Wine Companion 2007, James Halliday

Top 100 New Releases – “A more complex style of sauvignon semillon (with a touch of chardonnay), this has some barrel influence along with salty, gooseberry, lantana characters. Light and soft in the mouth, and the finish lingers.” 91/100

Gourmet Traveller Wine - Oct 2005, Huon Hooke

“…It has some pungent notes interplaying with cut grass and lemon fruit, finishing with good length.” 93/100 Excellent wine!

Like it! Tyson Stelzer, 3rd June, 2005

“This blend of sauvignon blanc, semillon, chardonnay is elegant and delicious. Try it with steamed asparagus.”

The Sunday Age Magazine, 3rd December 2006, Sally Gudgeon

 

 

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