Regional Series Chardonnay Hunter Valley 2021

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. To do this, we barrel fermented around 10% in new french oak for just a touch of that oaky complexity. It's there but it is very subtle. The balance was fermented in old french barrels. next to no oak flavour comes from these barrels and they keep the wine fresher both on the nose and on the palate whilst giving body and roundness to palate.

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 2021 Regional Chardonnay from fruit picked on the Glandore property is looking incredibly enjoyable now and over the next several years. Drinking well up to 2025.

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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