Renegade, 'Sara' Chardonnay 2021
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A great (and pretty rare) British natural Chardonnay from winemaking magicians, Renegade Urban Winery. Grapes are grown in Essex, Uk, Hand harvested and then shipped by Renegade in refrigerated trucks at 2˚C direct to the London winery. A salty, minerally, lemon peely, zesty Chardonnay, but with a unique and differentiating English twang. The cooler climate and winemaking touches have given this a lovely mid-palate acidity that is ever so more-ish. This is the kind of wine you may want to drink cases of..... The oak is soft, well-integrated and not overpowering. You can really taste the fruit. It's gone through full malolactic fermentation so it's got a nice mouthfeel and soft creaminess without losing the freshness. As you can probably tell, we love this wine. ;)
Renegade isn't a traditional producer as they don't have a vineyard and instead buy their grapes depending on quality from growers in the UK and as far and wide as Albania. This may seem mad to a lot of traditionalists however a great line/description on their about us page is "Just like a chef who can select in-season vegetables from the best growers, we can change suppliers and pick the best grapes depending on the weather, regional variances and other external factors" which when you think about it seems obvious right? Why have the restraints of having to use the same grapes year in year out even if you know the previous vintage was better? Anyway, we have long been fans of these guys not because of their ethos and culture or their incredibly original labeling but because their wines absolutely BANG!
Region: Essex UK