Wines Included In This Case Are:
2015 `Vigna Uccell&a` Curtefranca Bianco, Bellavista (Curtefranca, Lombardia, Italy)
A Chardonnay from the shores of Lake Garda, this has lifted perfumes of Golden Delicious apples, quince & ripe fruits with an attractive vanilla note & a full, fresh & lean palate.
This wine is golden yellow in colour. On the nose, there are lifted perfumes of yellow apples, quince & ripe fruits with a hint of vanilla. On the palate, it is rich, creamy & elegant with a long finish.
2017 Tasmania Chardonnay, Dawson James (Tasmania, Australia)
Joint project of Peter Dawson & Tim James, their Chardonnay has bright lemon & grapefruit with flinty notes on the nose, tightly woven citrus & minerally characters on the palate.
This Chardonnay has a bright pale yellow colour. The aromas are subtle creamy, nutty & toasty notes derived from barrel fermentation accompanied by zesty lemon pith fruit characters. On the palate, there are intense citrus fruit flavours which are balanced by lively acidity & mineral characters.
2019 `As Sortes Val do Bibei` Valdeorras Godello (Valdeorras, Galicia, Spain)
This wine has good aromatic intensity, full of grapefruit, red apple, boxwood, wild flowers & an attractive mineral note. The palate is tight & youthful with a lovely richness on the palate. Fresh acidity gives the wine vibrancy & a persistent finish.
2016 `Loibner Steinertal` Wachau Riesling Smaragd, F.X. Pichler (Wachau, Austria)
The Steinertal Riesling is bright yellow-green in colour. On the nose there are notes of tropical fruits with delicate lime blossom. This wine is fresh with light minerality & racy acidity which results in a long, delicate finish.
2016 Journeyman Russian River Chardonnay (Sonoma County, California, USA)
Carefully harvesting select portions of these famed sites in the middle of the night & at the peak of maturation, we are able to achieve great depth of flavor from this noble grape. Flavor accents of red apple, chablis-like limestone & white blossoms accented with fine French oak tannins surround the creamy palate of this complex wine. The result of our tedious process of carefully selected vineyards, the night-time harvest, & the concrete egg aging period – is a wine of structured elegance with nuances of green apple, stone fruit, wet limestone & honeysuckle, with layered sweetness from refined oak components.
2017 `Lenswood Vineyard` Chardonnay, Shaw + Smith (Adelaide Hills, South Australia)
This fine-boned Chardonnay with wonderful natural acidity reflects the character of the unique ‘Lenswood’ vineyard, which lies at 500 metres above sea level.
An elegant single vineyard Chardonnay, the 2017 vintage is defined by the extremely late, cool season. Very fine, with juicy acid & depth of flavour including white flowers & citrus. The palate is long, with good mid-palate texture & striking natural acidity to balance the intensity of flavour.