Chardonnay is a variety that is looked at very closely in this household let me tell you. My wife and I are Chardonnay fans so if it makes it to these pages, it’s a winner in our eyes.
I knew about Chardonnay from the Orange region of New South Wales but my wife was not as familiar so the arrival of this one was perfect. Chardonnay was a variety that is always going to do well there thanks to the perfect climate. You’d be surprised to know it sits at an altitude of 862 metres above sea level.
The Gartlemann label is not new to me. As much as I knew about it a few years ago thanks to a wine magazine, it was not, and still is not, a label that was widely known or even available in Hobart. Not surprising but such a shame because this example would send out an alert to the Hobart locals to broaden their Chardonnay horizons.
Offering heaps right from the start. Nothing seems to hold back. It has quite a zing to it yet a creaminess complements and helps tame this. The Chardonnay movie stars of peaches and cream, medium body texture and soft acid gather as a group on the palate giving length to the credit roll at the end. One glass was simply not enough.