Pitchfork Chardonnay, 2016
Hay Shed Hill Wines
Taste Profile Where it's from
Margaret River is in Western Australia, close to the ocean. This is one of Australia’s top wine areas, a the wine made by top winemaker Michael Kerrigan. This Chardonnay is definitely not one of those heavy, oaky examples but exudes fine acidity, focus, zesty citrus notes and some beautifully balanced tropical fruit character. No oak has been used although there is an intriguing smoky edge on the palate. - Andy Howard
About the Wine
Australia has long had a strong reputation for Chardonnay wines, with major success in the eighties and nineties where the fruit and oak forward styles provided a huge contrast to the more austere wines of France.
But times change, and rich, oaky and overly commercial Australian Chardonnay’s fell out of fashion. All through these years, Margaret River has maintained its reputation as a source of some of Australia’s best wines, both red & white.
This delicious Chardonnay comes from the oldest sub-region of Margaret River – Willyabrup Valley. With a cool, structured palate, lingering and focussed acidity, allied with maturation in stainless steel tanks, this is a crisp, powerful and elegant style of Chardonnay which will please French wine lovers.
Goes well with
With enough drive to stand up too many food types, Pitchfork Chardonnay is extremely versatile. Try pairing with all sorts of fish, white meats, salads and cheeses. It will also be great as an aperitif wine.
|Producer||Hay Shed Hill Wines|
|Volume||750ml (Full bottle)|