This time of year is very exciting for many. Kids mainly for reasons that are blatantly obvious (Santa Claus, presents, school holidays, pestering the parents). I think it is a very exciting time as well. The weather gets a bucket-load better, the days are longer and white wine comes into its own.
I’m sure I’m not the only who relishes a Sunday afternoon on the deck with a wheel of camembert, crackers and a bottle of chardonnay (I bet you’re thinking about it right now). This is the ideal, bargain chardy that fits perfectly as one third of that equation.
This is all about cool climate chardonnay. The nose has stonefruits aplenty and oak gives the impression it’s going to be player in the next phase of the experience.
The palate is very generous thanks to those stonefruit characteristics with the addition of subtle pear notes. The acidity and oak are in perfect balance with the fruit and there’s some delicious, smooth, silky texture adding to a persistent finish. It’s a terrific wine!
Region: Orange, NSW Price: $26 Source: Sample courtesy of Angullong and Define Wine