Forbidden Cellar Chardonnay 2018
Ripe tropical & stone fruits, creamy palate with gentle oak.
Tasting Notes: An easy drinking chardonnay from Murray Darling in the Australian, Big Rivers wine region. Aromatic with lots of ripe tropical fruit character, rounded stone fruits with a gentle vanilla oak, all supported by crisp, clean balancing acidity. The palate is delicate, stone fruited and creamy.
Warm, dry weather during the 2018 harvest restricted our crop levels and helped to produce exceptional fruit quality with plenty of aromatics and flavour. Lower rain levels during the growing season translated into smaller berries packing their punch, making the winemakers very happy!
Once harvested, the fruit was crushed and pressed, and the juice cold settled and racked to ferment. The ferment was carried out with selected yeast with a portion fermented in oak. After some time, the wine was blended, stabilised, clarified and bottled.
Food Match : Perfect on it's own. Try with lighter Asian dishes - Thai fish cakes. Good with grilled chicken or pork, soft cheeses.
Grape : Chardonnay
Producer : Secret Garden Wine Estate
Country : Murray River, Australia