2009 Bella Ridge Estate Bella Mere Chenin Blanc

Highly Rated
An aged-release blend of their best barrels of Swan Valley estate-grown fruit, the 2009 is composed of Chenin Blanc, Semillon, and Viognier.

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The Belle Mere wine from Bella Ridge Estate is comprised of their best barrels from each vintage, with the blend changing on a yearly basis. The idea is to create a wine based on style, rather than varietal.

As with all the wines from the estate, there is significant barrel and bottle ageing before release, resulting in a current release that is always at least 5 years old.

The Belle Mere is a rich and unctuous wine, full of texture, and complex deep aromas. Spice, baked fruit, and so much more, yet despite its age, there is a distinctive and latent acid line running through the palate, keeping it fresh and lively in the mouth.

The old vines, planted in the 1960s are almost entirely non-irrigated and crop levels are kept very low. Coupled with the vineyard’s aspect on the foothills of Western Australia’s Darling Range and the excellent gravely loam soil, the result is grapes of excellent quality with highly concentrated fruit flavours.
The fruit selection in the vineyard is very ‘hands-on’ and highly selective. Most of our wines are produced from several parcels of fruit hand-picked from different areas of the vineyard and at varying levels of ripeness to produce our complex and interesting wines.
At Bella Ridge Estate we hand-pick our fruit, crush and process our grapes and bottle on-site at our in-house winery.

95 Points - "Rich, fuller flavoured, lemon curd, a touch buttery though acidity is latent and yet present to freshen things. Baked apple, faint ginger, some cracked yeasty notes and light honeycomb. Really complex, really lush, really good wine. Really. It’s a decaying but beautiful wine." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

95 Points - "Deep golden colour of a well-aged wine. The bouquet is also toasty and mellow, with aged-wine complexity and charm. Buttered-toast and hints of honey and marmalade. The palate is softer and more accessible than expected, with no austerity. Towards that end, there's a faint trace of sweetness. It’s very toasty and mellow, with some fruit compote nuances and disarming spiciness. A really lovely drink." Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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