CHRISMONT Chardonnay 2018
The crisp cool climate of King Valley is at the forefront of our estate Chardonnay that exudes buttery oak all of the wonderful characters familiar to the palate of discerning and loyal Chardonnay drinkers.
COLOUR: Straw to light gold.
AROMA: Ripe melon and nectarine aroma coupled with roasted cashew, almond and coconut.
PALATE: Flavours of stone fruit and fig with toasted nuts. Silky front-palate texture with a crisp acidity that adds both brightness and zest.
“The fruit is harvested in early March when apple and melon flavours and moderate acidity is evident. The fruit is then gently pressed and drained into new and older French oak hogsheads where it is allowed to naturally ferment. A proportion of the barrels also undergo malolactic fermentation, then matured for 10 months. Blending and bottling takes place early in the New Year just before the next vintage is ready to be harvested.” Warren Proft, winemaker
Roasted cauliflower ravioli served in a butter, sage, spinach and pinenut sauce and topped with cheddar. Chrismont Restaurant, June 2021.