Carrick Cairnmuir Terraces EBM Chardonnay

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Carrick Cairnmuir Terraces EBM Chardonnay


The Cairnmuir Terraces (EBM) Chardonnay is produced from fruit grown on the Cairnmuir Vineyard. EBM refers to Extended Barrel Maturation as the wine is racked from a mix of old and new barrels to older ones after about 12 months. This extra maturation for a further 6 months results in a textural wine with subtle mealy characters complementing the peach toast flavours.


The EBM or Extended Barrel Maturation Chardonnay is one of only two wines which we choose to cellar for longer at Carrick, the other is our Excelsior Pinot Noir. It spends 18 months in French oak barriques and is a specially selected blend of just 7 barrels. All fruit is hand-picked from vines grown on their own roots, it is whole-bunched pressed and wild fermented in barrel. Two clones go into the mix, Mendoza and Clone 6, both complimenting each other. There is one new barrel in the blend (14%), lending a further layer of complexity to the wine.

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