2015 Morgan's Reserve Chardonnay
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Made in a modern, delicate and fresh style, this packs in fine peach fruit, some high-toned vanilla oak and then a crisp and vibrant backbone. Delizioso!
Fermentation some higher solids and a Burgundian yeast strain to enhance fruit characters and create complexity and texture. 9 mths French oak maturation and mixed regularly on lees, in the early stages, post- fermentation. Small amount put through malolactic fermentation, to mainly broaden the creamy palate.
Appearance: Straw yellow.
Nose: Attractive white peach and nectarine aromas layered with nuances of pear and lemon citrus. The fruit aromas are accompanied by shortbread and toast from the integration of French oak, and a hint of spicy ginger fermentation character.
Palate: This wine has an excellent fruit weight of fleshy citrus and melon fruit flavours. A creamy creamy cashew nut and oatmeal texture is provided by lees contact, and is complimented by a fresh lingering acidity.
Food: Chicken Breast Fillet, with Mango Salsa.