Chardonnay McLaren Vale South Australia
A luxury Chardonnay crafted at one of the Mclaren Vale's oldest operating wineries. Originally intended for labelling under one of Australia's most internationally recognized brands and destined for consumption by the most discerning Chardonnay enthusiasts. An intensely flavoured wine with a complex and engaging palate that belies its packaging and pricepoint, it carries the essential expression of premium McLaren Vale fruit, fashioned to an extravagant vinification and cellared at the winery for extended ageing and development.
An assemblage of Chardonnay grown to choice McLaren Vale vineyards which are the source to some of the region's most distinguished wines. Classic and traditional vinification techniques were employed to retain the character of the superior quality fruit and to achieve elegance in the final wine. Whole bunches were transferred through an air bag press which gently breaks the grapes, allowing the juices to run freely, while harsh tannins are not released. Treated to inoculation and fermentation in a combination of French oak barriques and enriched by a regular lees stirring, leading to a full flavoured wine of great depth, a luxurious mouthfeel and abundant complexity.
Pale straw colour with green hues. Lifted fragrant aromas of ripe melons and peach, custard cream, lemons and spicy oak. A soft and rich palate showcases full flavours of rock melon, guava and white peach. A fresh, clean, lemon acid structure combines with underlying oak characters, leading to a smooth and rounded finish. The perfect match to spatchcock under garlic cloves, or ripe, runny cheeses.