Chardonnay Coonawarra South Australia
While the wood treatment in Wynns Chardonnay has gradually been reduced over the years, the style of oak is refined and plays an important but subtle role, enhancing the varietal characters through the use of techniques which ensure complexity. As a young wine it displays vital expressions of fresh cut melon, figs and citrus fruit finely balanced by vanillin oak. Hints of butterscotch and roasted nuts evolve as the wine ages. The enduring tradition continues at Wynns, a highly attractive Chardonnay that's immediately enjoyable yet ages magnificently.
Wynn's Coonawarra own and operate approximately 70% of the vineyards sited to Terra rossa soils, the lion's share of land and the most of any producer. As a pioneer of the region, they also retain the oldest vines. Wynns Chardonnay has consistently upheld a reputation for superior quality and value. The estate's Coonawarra resources make available parcels of fruit that can be fashioned into wines of classic varietal character and longevity. Grapes are crushed and inoculated in temperature controlled fermenters to retain the vitality and essence of Coonawarra Chardonnay. Components are matured for several months in a selection of French oak barrels to develop complexity.
Bright pale straw hue with green edges. Lifted white peach and nectarine fragrances are balanced by subtle cashew nut and nougat aromas. Elegant and crisp palate with distinctive poached pear notes. Nutty French oak barrel ferment characters highlight the gentle creamy palate and add texture. Soft stone fruit and citrus are reined in by the delicate acid , subtle citrus notes add to the seamlessness and length.