Chardonnay can be oaked or not, in fact it’s a very versatile grape that can be made in a number of different styles (sparkling, still, dry, sweet – just to name a few). Which is one of the reasons why I love it so much.
This Chardy is made in South Australia from Eden Valley fruit. It spends 3 months on yeast lees and 6 months in French oak.
We recently enjoyed it on the patio while soaking up the last sun rays of the day. It was the perfect pre-dinner vino.
In the glass it’s a lemon-lime shade. You can smell that wonderful oak coming through on the nose with a dusting of vanilla spice, a slice of melon and maybe a hint of peach too. In the mouth it’s smooth, juicy and rounded with a great length of flavour. Great value for $22.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!