cape-bernier-chardonnay-2010

Cape Bernier Chardonnay 2010

Sale price$49.95
East Coast, Tasmania, Australia

Style: White Wine

Variety: Chardonnay

Closure: Screwcap

Only 3 left in stock
Usually ready in 2-4 days

Cape Bernier Chardonnay 2010

Pick up

, usually ready in 2-4 days

Burke Road
Camberwell VIC 3124
Australia

Minimum order bottles
Maximum order bottles
Order in lots of

Producer: Cape Bernier

Country: Australia

Region: Tasmania

Vintage: 2010

Critic Score: Not Rated

Alcohol: 13.5%

Size: 750 ml

Drink by: Now


A very modern style of chardonnay, fruit-driven but with plenty of interest on the palate - Winsor Dobbin

Cape Bernier Vineyard, situated at Bream Creek on Tasmania's east coast overlooking historic Marion Bay, is an ideal site for genuinely cool climate viticulture due to its coastal location and maritime weather patterns. The easterly aspect provides extended hours of sunshine while the sea breezes of the coastal location temper the heat of summer.

"Wild and cultured yeasts and fermentation in a mix of French oak barrels add wonderful complexity and texture to the crisp, pure fruit flavours. A wine of lovely balance, great finesse and focus."  Nick Munday

Expert reviews

"The 2010 Cape Bernier chardonnay is a lovely example of a cool climate Chardonnay. Wild and cultured yeasts and fermentation in a mix of French oak barrels add wonderful complexity and texture to the crisp, pure fruit flavours. A wine of lovely balance, great finesse and focus."  Nick Munday, Canterbury Wines

"Alastair Christie's Cape Bernier wines have become a byword for consistent quality over the past few vintages. This is a very modern style of chardonnay, fruit-driven but with plenty of interest on the palate. The purity of fruit is complemented by wild yeast fermentation in a selection of French oak barrels, adding textural complexity, but the wine is essentially citrus driven with hints of stone fruit. As good as any mainland chardonnay in the same price bracket.Winsor Dobbin, Sunday Examiner

About the winery

Cape Bernier Vineyard

Cape Bernier Vineyard, situated at Bream Creek on Tasmania's east coast overlooking historic Marion Bay, is an ideal site for genuinely cool climate viticulture due to its coastal location and maritime weather patterns. The easterly aspect provides extended hours of sunshine while the sea breezes of the coastal location temper the heat of summer.

"Andrew and Jenny Sinclair took over from founder Alastair Christie in 2014. The vineyard plantings consist of 2ha of pinot noir (including 3 dijon clones), 1.4ha of chardonnay and 0.6ha of pinot gris on a north-facing slope with spectacular views of Marion Bay. The property is one of several in the region that have transitioned from dairy and beef cattle to wine production and tourism."  James Halliday

Wine region map of Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmania is a small island located below mainland Australia. It produces less than 1% of Australia’s wine but enjoys a global reputation as a leading producer of premium cool climate wines. It is prized for its top-class sparkling wine, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

Tasmania is home to more than 230 wineries across 7 wine regions*. The reigions Coal River Valley, East Coast, Pipers River and Tamar Valley produce around 90% of Tasmania's wine, while the other three regions Derwent Valley, Huon Valley and North West produce the remaining 10%. * Please note these 7 wine areas are considered here to be subregions of Tasmania to aid site navigation.

Tasmania is the coldest wine State in Australia. Its climate is temperate, with a distinct maritime influence from the Tasman Sea to the east, Bass Strait to the north and the Indian Ocean to the west. Summer days are temperate while winter sees some of the coldest temperatures in Australia. It's unique climate and soils combine to create ideal growing conditions for cool-climate grape varieties.