Palate: Rich Fruit, Grapefruit, Melon, Soft Texture, Oak, Popcorn, Oatmeal, Fresh, Crisp
Nose: Savoury, Melon, Straw, Dusty Oak, Toast, Honey
Pairing: Salmon, Mackerel, Pork, Poultry, Creamy Pasta, Eggplant
With roots that stem back to the Burgundy region in France, Chardonnay is often regarded as the greatest and most versatile white wine in the world. Now grown in a large array of climates, the varietal’s expression varies greatly, depending on the terrier. Cooler climates like Chablis create a lighter bodied wine with citrus notes and subtle minerality. Warmer climates, on the other hand, like Margaret River produce more generous and tropical wines. Seafood is a popular pairing. But Chardonnay also goes beautifully with warm and cold salads, cheese boards and white meats.
The Yarra Valley was Victoria's first wine growing district with a history stretching back 170 years. Today the region is recognised as one of Australia's foremost cool climate regions. Such a climate, coupled with sandy loam and rocky clay sub-soil, the region makes classic styles from a wide range of varieties, like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz.