3drops 2018 Chardonnay
I love when you unintentionally come across totally palate-blowing wine and food matches. The latest to add to the list is Kalamata olives marinated in oil and balsamic with this new release 3drops 2018 Great Southern Chardonnay.
I had already written my tasting note for the wine and then I had a few olives as I was cooking while finishing off my glass of wine and wow ? the two went beautifully. The strong olive taste really mellowed out the acidity and made the fruit shine.
As mentioned this is a brand new release from the 3drops team. From its pale lemon colour to aromas of peach, honeydew melon and vanilla, it captured my attention before I even sipped it! The bright acidity on the palate suggests this one will age well over the next few years – alongside drinking right here and now too 😉
A big thanks to Jo from 3drops wine and olive oil for sending this sample over.
PS: How cool are our wine-y olive forks we got from some lovely friends.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
3drops 2017 Chardonnay
3drops is family owned and operated and alongside making delicious wines they also make some super tasty olive oil. The team have recently scooped up a ton of awards at the various wine shows however it’s the Chardonnay that captures my taste buds.
If you’re keen to learn more about Chardonnay, check out my guide here.
In the glass, it’s a cool yellow shade. Elegant notes of butter, vanilla custard, peach/nectarine and orange citrus rise from the glass. Mr Spittoon’s comment: “I could sniff this all night”. In the mouth, it’s got a nice full, rounded mouthfeel with pear tart, vanilla bean, subtle melon and wonderfully fresh acidity on the finish. More please!
Thanks so much Jo for sending over this scrumptious sample for me to taste.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #winesample #tcweekdaywine