Alexandra McPherson Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2020

McPherson Family Series
Alexandra McPherson Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2020
With a focus on traditional winemaking craftwork and state-of-the-art technology, McPherson wines are made to be easy-drinking, fruit driven styles with generous mouth-filling flavours. For almost 40 years the McPherson family have been committed to producing high quality wines at an affordable price.
McPherson Family Series
Alexandra McPherson Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2020
Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 90% Chardonnay 10% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 11.5%
Best Consumed: 2020 - 2023
Viticulturist Notes
This wine was crafted from 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Noir grapes. Grapes were picked and crushed during the cool of night to retain their fresh, varietal flavours. The juice was then divided into select parcels. Each parcel underwent a different treatment such as malolactic fermentation; fermentation and time with French oak; or spending an extended period on yeast lees. Each treatment resulted in an individually flavoured parcel of wine, and the unique character and personality of the final blend is a result of the special handling of these separate parcels.
Wine Harvest Notes
I have been making wine with McPherson Wines for 15 years now, and just when you think you have it sorted, bam another challenge comes your way. Vintage 2020 in itself was manageable and promising, yields were low therefore overall tonnages down. Given yields were low, quality is great - the intensity of both colour and flavour in the reds and whites is excellent - there will certainly be some cracking reds from 2020. We were almost through the harvest when the COVID restrictions hit - which provided another level of complexity. However it all worked out in the end, it usually does, and I hope that everyone enjoys our 2020 wines.
Food Recommendations
A brilliantly versatile wine, exceptional as an apertif or starter. It is delicious served with a seafood entrée or Thai stir-fry and is superb with fresh fruit and dessert at the end of a meal.

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