2013 Ivo Varbanov Chardonnay, Clair de Lune

2013 Ivo Varbanov Chardonnay, Clair de Lune
Item# ISHARD13

Product Description

Derek Smedley: 92!
Rich and ripe on the nose the palate has the sweetness of ripe melon. There is underlying freshness apple crispness which gives balance. The back palate has the richness of greengage the finish the freshness of crisp apple.
87 points: Wine Enthusiast Magazine!
3/5 Score from the Wine Stalker!

Ivo Varbanov Chardonnay 2013, Clair de lune, 13.5% Alc. A 100% Chardonnay, fermented and aged for 12 months in Bulgarian 600-litre oak barrels. We applied minimum fining and filtration to preserve the natural texture of the wine. In our opinion this wine is our best effort so far for this varietal. The elegance and exuberance of the wine can be enjoyed with fish, soft cheese and pasta dishes. Please serve it at 12 C. 3460 bottles produced. Claude Debussy Claire de lune from Suite bergamasque (1905)

"The wine pours out as a clear, pale golden colour. On the nose theres warm alcohol, oak, and a fragrant grassy/herbal character. The palate is full, starting off with the classic acidic lemon fruit, moving through a hint of laid-back honey blossom, into a dry wood character, with some hot spice and even a subtle suggestion of bitter star anise. This cuts across the citrus fruit excellently, providing great balance and depth, as well as a long finish, in which the fruit and spice intensifies before trailing off. The balance is never lost though. The minimal filtration and fining has definitely worked, with the texture of the wine being substantial and silky smooth, without ever getting overbearing. This also really helps the after-taste, with the wine itself coating and clinging to the palate as if it has a life of its own. Ill dare to say that this is also a terroir driven wine, with the fresh fruit, vibrant spice and general intensity of the wine certainly conjuring images of what I know and have heard about the south of Bulgaria (and its people)." - StudentDrinks

Наситен, златист цвят със свежи зеленикави отблясъци. Бомбастичен, атрактвен нос с изразени препечено-опушени нотки, сочен жълт плод, масло, сметана и сладки източни подправки. Свежо, плътно тяло с мощна структура и опушено-дъбов, строг и пикантно горчив финал. Шардоне, което показва известен потенциал за развитие в бутилка. (2013-2016).

Иво Върбанов и сирата са като рибата и водата - естествено им се получава да са заедно. Винарят-ентусиаст-пианист е един от най-интересните образи в българското винарство. Иво е човек с вкус към качествените неща и това си личи както в основната му професия на музикант-пианист, така и в страстното му хоби - винарството. Няма как да подминете безразлично нито едно от неговите вина, които винаги са специални, винаги са в малки серии и винаги са добре обмислени. Посветен на музиката и виното, Иво Върбанов кръщава всяко свое вино на любимо музикално произведение. (Септември 2015 DiVino Magazine)

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