CHARDONNAY Skin Contact 2021
The profile is dominated with orchard based aromas of red apple, and pear. Citrus notes of lemon zest and canned pineapple elevate the bouquet. The aromas carry to the palate with notes of pineapple mid palate and a clean finish.
Oysters, mussels, macaroni and cheese, chicken burgers, or hors d’oeuvres.
Chardonnay (Shar-doe-NAY) – The world’s most popular white grape variety, originating in Burgundy France Chardonnay is grown in virtually every wine growing region. A chameleon grape that is highly adaptable to manipulation in the vineyard and diversity in winemaking, it is capable of producing a wide range of wine styles. Often seen in a dry oaked style, it can also be light and crisp, sparkling or event sweet.
Really exciting to try a skin contact Chardonnay! 10 days of skin contact added some amazing aromatics (almost butterscotch) and colour complexity. Now bottled that butterscotch has evolved into more of that sweeter canned pineapple vibe balanced by some crisp apple notes. Done with no oak contact in a stainless steel tanks, this is an easy drinking white wine with a touch of sweetness at 10g/L residual sugar.