Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Blakes Tourmaline

2017 Gold Medal

Blake Family Wines

Blake Family Wines Blakes Tourmaline
Dry White Varieties (<5g/l or up to 9g/l if TA <2g/l lower)


This subtly elegant wine is a creamy, barrel fermented Chardonnay, Viognier and Chenin Blanc blend. The Chardonnay and the Viognier were fermented in 300 litre French oak. The wood fermented Chardonnay and Viognier adds to the richness and creaminess which complements the fruit of the bush vine unwooded Chenin Blanc. Lovely straw colour with notes of peach and apricot on the nose unveiling various fruit layers. Rich butterscotch with nutty notes on the taste. The acidity of the Chardonnay balances out the aromatic characteristics of the Viognier. The Chenin Blanc adds to the freshness of the wine. A perfectly, harmoniously balanced wine with oak, fruit and acidity - these adds to the mouth fell and lingering after taste.

Great food wine. Partners well with Asian dishes, Tuna steak, poultry or light pasta dishes.