I read a newspaper article the other day about Verandas, the extension of our indoor living space that is attached to the outside of our homes. A place to sit, enjoy the view and take in all that is happening around your home. I haven’t lived in a house that had a veranda, but I have friends who do and, I have to say, it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing, it can be quite relaxing sitting, swapping stories, eating good food and sharing good wine with good people. And speaking of good wine, you really need to check out this sitting-on-the-veranda-on-a-warm-sunny-day kinda Chardonnay.
I can see why many Chardonnays from Western Australia are regularly finding their way into wine glasses in other states of Australia. The quality of almost all of the ones I’ve tried from our biggest State have been bloody amazing and this one can proudly sit amongst them.
The aromas were such that I knew I was going to love this wine (my wife said excitedly, “that smells like my kind of Chardy”). It was certainly varietal with stone fruit aromas coupled nicely with some citrus character, a hint of herbs and a lovely buttery influence was present too. It was similar when tasting it, and the generous fruit flavours were such that it was difficult to put down. You’ll get peaches and cream, lemon tart, subtle oak characters, some delicate acidity and lovely texture, all coming together beautifully in the form of a truly delicious Chardonnay!