***Decanter World Wine Awards Silver***
Country: Australia Region: Riverina
Vintage: 2018 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: De Bortoli Estate
Straw with fresh green hues.
Lifted aromas of peach and nectarine complemented with some very subtle vanillin oak.
This is a crisp dry fresh fruity unoaked chardonnay laden with ripe peach and stone fruits
The palate is soft with a creamy texture and is balanced by fine acidity to give a clean and very long finish.
Ageing Potential: 5 Years
2016 saw low rainfall in spring with January being quite dry and warm. The dry weather allowed fruit to reach optimum ripeness, with good balance of acidity and flavour. Some light showers fell in late February which helped to freshen the fruit, but not enough for disease to take hold. Vintage started later than 2012 but finished with a flurry with all whites and reds harvested by the end of March.
Food Matches:Turkey / Foie Gras / Fish