Smithbrook Chardonnay 2019
$26.00 A BOTTLE
Smithbrook is a boutique vineyard and winery located in Western Australia’s picturesque Pemberton, a three-hour drive south of Perth and 90 minutes south of Margaret River. In recent years, Pemberton has gained increased prominence and recognition due to its evolution as an exceptional cool-climate grape-growing area. Abundant winter rainfall leading into the 18 vintage filled dams and promoted
vine canopy growth. A cool spring resulted in slower maturity but promoted fruit flavours in both whites and reds. Occasional rainfall during the harvest period provided some challenges.
However, a dedicated viticultural team helped procure clean fruit despite disease pressure. Reds benefited greatly from a warm and dry Autumn and have resulted in some of our ripest reds for some years.
The fruit was hand-picked, and whole bunch pressed straight to French barriques, 30% new, for wild fermentation. Occasional lees stirring was performed to build texture with primary development in oak for nine months.
Amazing with lighter meats like veal, pork and chicken. Delicious with roasted vegetables and pesto flovours! Perfect with hard cheeses too.
This wine is the colour of pale straw with green hues, it has aromas of nectarine, sweet citrus and crushed almond.
The palate combines beautifully with the fine acid line and savoury generosity of the wine. Notes of nougat, lemon curd and nectarine are carried by the subtle grainy texture to create a wine that is both elegant and
Cellaring 3-5 years
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