2021 'Annie' Chardonnay, Smokin' Barrels
Planted in the Barossa Valley floor near Angaston on drought resistant rootstocks, the 25 year old vines are spur pruned to produce a balanced crop each year. Excellent fruit exposure ensures rich, ripe and varietal fruit flavours in the grapes.
Aromas of ripe honey dew melons, peaches and nectarine combine with the creamy stone fruit flavours on the palate resulting in a pleasing textural quality, held in check with refreshing citrus acidity. Whilst this white wine would be great on it’s own on a warm summer’s day, it also pairs wonderfully with lean poultry or pork dishes. You could also serve it alongside a rich salmon or tuna dish.
Chardonnay should be served chilled at around 10 degrees centigrade. To achieve this, pop it in the fridge or a bucket of ice for a couple of hours prior to serving.
Grape Varieties: Chenin Blanc- 100%
Country & Region: Australia, Barossa Valley
Wine Type: White