I’m sure I’m not the only person who does not associate Chardonnay with McLaren Vale. I don’t mean this in a bad way, it’s just that other varieties, mainly red, are more associated with the region. Now, with this in mind it is great to see the time and care that goes into producing such a lesser known variety from McLaren Vale and at such a damn good price.
Being such a young wine, you get a bucket load of freshness and vitality right from the beginning on the nose and the palate. Mind you, that youthfulness is nicely balanced by good palate filling peach and pear, flesh and texture components (I hope that makes sense) without taking anything away from the long, citrussy and minerally finish.
It won’t be long now until there’ll be more daylight and the days will be warmer. Perfect for that relaxing, sigh of relief, end of the day Chardonnay and here is one that should be a default.
(If you live in Hobart, call into the Tasmanian Wine Centre They have the Serafino range of wines including this one)
Region: McLaren Vale Price: $25 Source: Wine Tasting