Vibrant ripe fruit and obvious oak are the stand out characters of this rich, full bodied, dry Chardonnay. Grown in the “Almond Grove” sub-region near Aldinga this vineyard always delivers big, solid wines packed with flavour and intensity. Extended oak maturation adds an extra dimension for lovers of the woody style.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep yellow with bright gold hues.
This Chardonnay has an intense bouquet of ripe honeydew, melon with butter cream and obvious toasty oak finishing with a nutty complexity and rich toffee caramel character.
The palate is full-bodied with gripping tannins and obvious oak intensity. The fruit is ripe and round with malo-lactic fermentation adding distinct hazelnut richness. The relatively high alcohol gives a warm, sweet sensation to the mouthfeel that adds to the creamy texture and lingers on the back palate. Vanilla spice and toasty oak combine with earthy characters to round out the finish.
This Chardonnay is ready to drink bow and will continue to be rewarding drinking for up to another 4 - 5 years.
This Chardonnay should be enjoyed lightly chilled. It has the body weight and texture to handle richly flavoured meats and sauces. It's ideal with barbecue chicken, veal and pork cutlets. Or try it with spicy chicken rissoles or whole baked Barramundi marinated in lemon juice and olive oil. Serve cool but not too cold to get the fiull aroma and flavour.