2020 Colour Series Chardonnay
Inspired by Chablis-style this Chardonnay is light and bright with the extra dimension of seasoned French Oak bringing forward notes of hazelnut and hints of popped popcorn to match the citrus and apple. Ideal with a range of foods the varietal is the hero.
Lemon, crisp apple, hazlenut
Roast chicken, burnt butter & sage ravioli, vintage cheddar
900m above sea level, fine silt & basalt
13% alc/vol, 7.74 standard drinks
2 to 4 years
Harvested by hand at dawn for optimal fruit quality. Chardonnay grapes were tank fermented and then transferred to aged French oak Puncheons. Stirred on yeast lees to build a richness and texture to complement the quality cool climate citrus fruit.
Pictured : Hand harvesting of Chardonnay in full swing.
A lightly oaked and textual Chardonnay like this can open the door to many tasty food combinations. It’s crisp and refreshing but has enough depth of flavour and body to stand up to rich dishes like ravioli with burnt butter sauce and roast chicken whilst still being light enough to be a quaffable pairing in the afternoon with some sharp and bitey cheeses.
Click the below for a few recipes that will compliment this wine perfectly.