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2016 Miles From Nowhere Chardonnay

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Would you like to be miles from nowhere drinking a quality Chardonnay? That’s what the makers of this wine had in mind when they crafted the best quality Margaret River fruit and made this thoroughly modern rendition of Australia’s favourite white. This is ideal drinking for when roast chicken is on the menu. It shows all the charm of the region with nectarine and peach underpinned by nicely weighted vanillin oak. The mouthfeel is creamy and long and delivers good intensity as well as clean natural acids.

Winemaker's Notes

Fruit was harvested in the cool of early morning. Individual batches were pressed lightly to void extracting any harsh phenolics. Following settling, a portion of the juice was racked to French oak for fermentation. Yeast strains isolated from Burgundy and Portugal were used to enhance fruit aromas, wine structure, mouth feel and complexity. Post fermentation the wine received regular stirring or battonage to produce a wine that is creamy and viscous in texture. Various wine batches were blended in tank and given a light fining prior to bottling.

Appearance: Pale straw yellow
Nose: This wine show tremendous varietal lift on the nose with aromas of ripe nectarines, combined with toasty oak, spice and citrus.
Palate: The palate is rich and creamy with intense stone fruit flavour and length.
Food Pairing: BBQ roasted salmon fillet with coriander and lime pistou.
Cellaring: 3 years.

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2016 Miles From Nowhere Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Bright, light straw-green; a bracingly fresh and vibrant wine displaying white peach, nectarine and grapefruit; the only query is the amount of toasty/dusty oak.
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
Rather ripe and fruity style of chardonnay with a lot of ripe melon influence. It's creamy and slightly buttery but the acid and light citrus tang holds it together. Gentle infusion of vanillin oak pokes through to add some complexity.
The West Australian Wine Guide
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; rock melon, white peach and nectarine fruit are framed by a touch of French oak that adds both to texture and flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011

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