Regional Series Chardonnay Hunter Valley 2018

Modern Australian Chardonnay winemaking is all about balance. Each factor has to shine. The fruit, the region and the winemaking all play an important part and should be respected. We fermented around 20% in old French oak to give roundness and body. The remainder of the wine was fermented in stainless steel to keep the wine fresh both on the nose and on the palate. There is about 5% new French oak on this wine but it is just a side note adding a layer of complexity to the freshness.

When we blended the components together we achieved the complexity we wanted from the oak whilst still paying homage to the variety and the wonderful Hunter Valley region. The 2018 Regional Chardonnay from fruit picked on the Glandore property is looking the goods now and over the next several years.
We think silky handmade fettuccine with Chicken Cacciatore accompanied by a rocket and parmesan salad sounds like a pretty good match.

 

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Showing a bright straw hue and a complex nose of fresh French oak, white peach, cinnamon, hints of delicate florals and tease of a bouquet garni. The palate now is compact and tight with fantastic length but as this wine ages you will see its generosity open up with richness and depth. A lemon butter zest and stone fruits drive the palate and linger on for a long time.

This complex wine needs maybe a complex food match. We suggest a Chicken Tagine with preserved lemon and olives

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Cool climate Australian Chardonnay is as close to Chablis as you can get…with out actually going there and drinking Chablis, of course. Handpicked in the first cool rays of dawn amongst the hills of Tumbarumba, the fruit was whole bunch basket pressed before a cool fermentation and maturation in second use French oak puncheons (500L).
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Hunter Valley Shiraz is a unique and special gift to the wine drinking world and this wine is the perfect example of over 150 years of winemaking in the region.

The nose is packed with earthy and savoury characters whilst the red fruit aromas and spicy pepper characters add to the complexity of the bouquet. Aged in new and old French hogsheads, the influence from these barrels is subtle whilst remaining influential.

The palate is a great example of what a fine Hunter Shiraz should taste like. Again the oak provides depth and complexity to the fruit characters of the wine. The generous tannins are well rounded and the medium bodied palate allows for each of these characters to be experienced within the wine.

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As lovers of Italian wines styles, we are very excited about our first Italian white. Fiano originates in Campania and is also widely grown in Sicily.
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