C.H Premier Select French Oak Barossa Valley Chardonnay (12 x 750mL) SA

Barossa Chardonnay has been a favourite of mine for decades but many vineyards have been removed or grafted across to Shiraz. In 2015 I partnered with an independent grower in Rowland Flat to produce this rich, ripe, peachy full-bodied Chardonnay. I’ve released it in spring of 2019 as a fully mature wine ready to enjoy.

Overview

Barossa Chardonnay has been a favourite of mine for decades but many vineyards have been removed or grafted across to Shiraz. In 2015 I partnered with an independent grower in Rowland Flat to produce this rich, ripe, peachy full-bodied Chardonnay. I’ve released it in spring of 2019 as a fully mature wine ready to enjoy.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Brilliant deep straw colour with yellow hues give an indication of it’s body weight and maturity.

Aroma

The bouquet is intense and complex with silky French Oak and creamy butterscotch. Extended lees contact and regular stirring have produced secondary characters that combine with the ripe fruit and sweet alcohol to give a fragrant floral lift with hints of exotic spice.

Palate

The initial palate is full and round with baked peach and nectarine flavours. The French Oak maturation gives a tight tannin edge supporting a rich, creamy middle palate with hints of vanilla custard and caramel. Primary fruit is less obvious but the mature characteristics have hints of musk and sweet spice. The finish is long and lush. This is a wine to be savoured.

Food Matching

This is a full flavoured Chardonnay that can handle rich creamy dishes like roast chicken and gravy or tempura battered prawns or salmon gravlax and cream cheese. It should be enjoyed lightly chilled, serve cool but not too cold to get the full aroma and flavour.

Cellaring Potential

Bottled after four years maturation, this Chardonnay has been released ready to drink now. It will cellar for 2 – 3 years and will be rewarding drinking every time. Screw cap closure means there will be very little development and it will remain consistent so you can enjoy a rare Barossa experience.