Brini Estate Chenin Blanc 2017 Blewitt Springs McLaren Vale Australia 12.5%
Brini Estate Wines – Their Story
The Brini Family vineyard is located in the picturesque hills of Blewitt Springs, a sub region of McLaren Vale on predominantly sand to sandy loam soil over clay. It was here that I saw a wild grumpy-looking and rather dozy koala sitting in a tree high above the ground just calmly keeping watch over the vines in the Brini vineyard.
Sebastiano Brini immigrated from Italy in 1950 and the property was purchased in 1953. It was largely grazing land with some Shiraz and Grenache vines planted in 1947. Over the years, grapes have been supplied to some of the area’s finest red wine producers.
In 2000 Sebastiano’s sons John and Marcello established Brini Estate Wines to produce small batches of premium quality wines from the vineyard they grew up on. These single vineyard wines embody the regional characteristics of Blewitt Springs – distinguished, elegant and rich berry flavoured.
This wonderfully refreshing dry white wine features a crisp straw green colour, with aromas of nectarine, pear, peach, lanolin, banana ginger and lime. An amazing complexity of fruit!
The palate delivers an abundance of fresh well integrated fruit flavours, a touch of spice a hint of minerality and a persistent full zingy and textured length on the long intense finish. This is a delightful, elegant, beautifully balanced harmonious wine.
Gold medal winner at the McLaren Vale wine show
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|Grape Variety (ies)||Chenin Blanc
|Food Accompaniment||Avocado with crab and prawns