An appealing array of fresh and tantalizing fruit flavours with hints of toasty oak maturation notes highlight a generous palate structure. This wine has a subtle richness with enticing fruit and light oak flavours that are persistent and fresh, a wine for all occasions.
- SA - Coonawarra
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Light straw yellow tinted with pale green.
An attractive array of fruit driven Chardonnay aromas showing stylish peach and nectarine, along with zesty grapefruit. A very subtle toastiness from oak adds a lovely touch of complexity.
An appealing array of tantalizing flavours with peach, pineapple, hints of citrus and a touch of toast highlighting the elegant palate structure. The mouthfeel has a subtle richness and creaminess displaying elegant oak characters with enticing fruit and fine acid that is fresh and lingering.
Pan fried chicken breast stuffed with finely diced mushroom and chorizo served with asparagus and baby carrots. Marinade tofu in soy, ginger, cumin and sesame oil then cook into a stir-fry with steaming hokkien noodles, shitake mushrooms and baby bok choy for a delicious vegetarian alternative.
The 2009 vintage was preceded by a brief blast of heat with four consecutive days of record high temperatures in Coonawarra. Fortunately, healthy vine canopies shielded most varieties from any major damage.
Cool to mild temperatures and dry conditions followed this heat blast, providing a long slow ripening period, producing fruit that was harvested at optimum ripeness.
The Chardonnay wines have attractive ripe varietal expression showing the vibrant stone fruit flavours expected of them.
A small proportion of this wine was barrel fermented then matured on yeast lees for approximately six months in predominantly American oak barrels.