Rook's Lane Chardonnay

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Rook's Lane wines are easy drinking fruit forward varietals from the Murray Darling wine region in Victoria's North-West. This cracking Chardonnay is lush and open, full of tropical fruit and a veneer of oak but has complexity and a vibrant freshness too.
Type:
Vintage:
2019
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100%
Style:
Dry
ABV:
12%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Australia
Body:
Soft, fruity and aromatic
Drinking Window:
Drink Now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap
£7.99
 

Aidan Menzies

Our winemaking project in South East Australia has been extremely successful, working in partnership with winemaker Aidan Menzies. Our aim? To produce a pair of delicious everyday drinking wines that made Australia so popular in the early years of the millennium, and to offer the wine drinker a clear alternative to the drab, characterless wines bottled here in the UK. BINGO!

Tasting Notes

Pale in colour, ripe Chardonnay fruit characters on the nose, pear and custard apple with a degree of citrus. A delicious Chardonnay that delivers on flavour - rich and smooth with ripe fruit-salad flavours and a lovely creamy mouthfeel.

Food Matches

Try with Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Vinification

Parcels of fruit destined for the Rooks Lane Chardonnay are kept separate during a cool fermentation that maximises the fruit character. A number of different yeast strains are used to add complexity to the wine. Ferments are then left on yeast lees and periodically stirred, helping to contribute to a creamier mouth feel. Only the best of the resultant batches make it through to the final Rooks Lane blend.