Warburn Estate's Gossips Chardonnay is a best value tropically flavoured table white with magnificent distinct citrus characters and an unexpected underlying vanilla suppleness. Crisp citrus lime flavours and refreshing hints of stone fruit through an artisanal balance of cuvees from complementery vintages and premium grapegrowing districts. The buttery mouth feel emphasizes the complexity of this extremely food friendly wine, it's clean acidity is a perfect foil for the spiciness of Thai food, exotically cooked white meats, piquante cheeses or spicy seafood.
With a crush capacity of 80,000 tonnes and tank storage for 70 million litres of wine, Warburn Estate accounts for just over 20 percent of all wine production in NSW and 4 percent of all wine produced in Australia. Warburn Estate can process fruit from a broad spectrum of districts, blending the resultant cuvees into an excellent table Chardonnay. The source vines were all carefully cultivated to the winery's specifications, with low yields producing intensely-flavoured grapes of outstanding quality.
Appearance is a clear buttery white with a ripe lemon hue colour. On the bouquet there are crisp nuances of summer orchard and whitefruit, clean Chardonnay characters and delightful hints of fresh green apple and lemon rind aromas. Secondary ripe peach and melon flavours, a richly textured creaminess and further dry tropical fruit hints add to the flavoursome palate. A good acid balance and reasonable length lead to a fresh, acid finish. An ideal accompaniment to chicken, fish or salad dishes.