CHRISMONT Chardonnay 2017
The crisp acidity found in white wines from the King Valley is at the fore in this wine. Delightful aromas of peach, nectarine and melon follow suit, and familiar to the palate of all discerning Chardonnay drinkers. Gently pressed directly to new and old French oak barriques, the wine is then allowed to ferment naturally to enhance its fullness full palate.
COLOUR: Straw to light gold.
AROMA: Fruit aromas of melon and nectarine with roasted cashew and coconut.
PALATE: Silky and savoury upfront with crisp acidity and flavours of stone fruit with toast and nuts.
“The fruit is harvested in early March when apple and melon flavours and moderate acidity is evident, usually with a potential alcohol of 12.5. The fruit is then pressed directly into new and older French oak hogsheads where it is allowed to naturally ferment. A proportion of the barrels also undergo malolactic fermentation, with being matured for 10 months with regular lees stirring. Blending and bottling takes place early in the New Year just before the next vintage is ready to be harvested.” Warren Proft, winemaker
Silky ricotta gnocchi tossed in a creamy zucchini pesto sauce and garnished with crumbed prawns.