Intense aromas of orange marmalade, savoury fig jam and cold pressed honey are all vying for the lead on your nose though marmalade is the strongest contenders.
The palate is medium bodied and again those marmalade flavours play a strong role. As well as creamy fresh figs to round out the fruit profile.
There is just a dash of acidity on the finish that scoops up any residual sugar and leaves the palate dry and fresh.
Enjoy this wine with some beautiful hard cheeses, a rich and savoury pâté or an orange based dessert. Just make sure your wine is the sweetest thing on the table!
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.
Widely planted in Sardinia off the coast of Italy, this sun loving grape is a kiss of freshness and light.