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Springfield Chardonnay 2019

£30.00

SKU: SPRINGFIELDCHARDONNAY2019 Categories: , GTIN: 5060056540979

At Balfour, we believe in making wines that are authentically English. Our Springfield Chardonnay is our first to be aged in Oak barrels. The wine celebrates both our home, Balfour Winery, and the single vineyard, Springfield part of our beautiful 400-acre estate, from where the grapes are selected. Four selected Burgundy clone parcels are handpicked, with the wine maturing up to 4 years in bottle before release. Proof we can make a great still wine in England.

Gracefully aged
In the fledgling world of English wine, it’s unusual to be able to find a still wine that has been allowed to reach its potential.
Our Springfield 2019 has spent time in oak (French and American) before a length period of five years in bottle. This has allowed it to gently mature, adding a wonderful complexity to the primacy of fruit.

Here are three reasons to try out the latest vintage of Springfield now:

  • Inspired by the English countryside; this is a Chardonnay of balance and richness, with flavours of baked English apple and greengages.
  • A growing trend lightly oaked Chardonnay are undergoing something of a renaissance currently, with these age-worthy, complex and food friendly wines finding favour.
  • A piece of history enjoy a wine which is already developed, fresh from our cellars to your wine rack.

Key tasting notes :

  • A beautifully pure palate of ripe apple, citrus and orchard fruit. The oak ageing adds a touch of richer, creamier notes and a gentle spice – balanced by fresh English acidity. A long, complex and satisfying finish. Not overly oaky, but definitely a wine for those who prefer richer styles compared to Balfour’s unoaked Skye’s Chardonnay.

Technical Tasting Note

Our pairing guide :

  • This wine has fantastic potential for pairing. The richness will stand up to strong flavours, whilst the freshness pairs brilliantly with fish dishes too. Try it with roast chicken, pan friend fish or heavier, herbaceous salads.