The Botham 76 Series Margaret River Chardonnay 2018
This delicious wine is made by applying many winemaking techniques in order to create a complex wine. Grapes are picked in the cool of the early morning to retain freshness. They are then gently crushed and whole bunch pressing of the juice takes place. The juice is then transferred directly to French oak barrels for cool fermentation to begin.
This is a wine of lovely wine of complexity, flavour, balance and engagement. Made in a fuller, more upfront style, it has obvious oak influence, to support a solid core of fruit, rounded out by a creamy textural undertone, lending the wine weight and length.
The colour of the Chardonnay is bright yet pale yellow straw with green hues. It has a delicate ethereal notes of citrus blossom, honeysuckle and peach mingle with undertones of crème caramel and vanilla for a complex but fragrant bouquet.
This wine combines refined fruit flavours of honey dew, citrus and fig with a sprinkle of nutmeal and has an enduring fine, mineral acidity to the finish.
Sir Ian Botham is arguably one of the greatest cricketers that England has ever produced. Known as an all-rounder of the sport, his bowling skills were as feared by opponents as his batting triumphs were rejoiced by his team-mates and country.
For the last 40 years, Sir Ian has been nurturing one of his other great passions in life – wine and the art of making it. He now brings you this range of first class wines from one of his favourite wine producing countries, Australia.