Yalumba, Unwooded, Chardonnay
This Chardonnay depicts the Cape Barren Goose, a symbol of an endangered species. Over the years, many birds and animals have sought and found refuge in Yalumba’s sanctuary, land dedicated to native wildlife rehabilitation. Fermentation by natural or ‘wild’ yeast, naturally present in the vineyard has helped shape this wine; think minerality, grapefruit and pineapple flavours.
Pale straw with green tinges in colour, this wine opens with aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruits such as paw paw. There is a touch of complexity from the wild fermentation, just enough to let you know that under the pretty façade is a fun and adventurous wine. The palate is an alluring combination of fresh fruits, spices such as white pepper and just enough “wildness” to keep you coming back for another glass. It finishes with a fresh cleansing line of citrus zest. Try with slow roasted pork belly with pear coleslaw.
Eden valley, South Australia, Australia
Standard Bottle (750ml)
Fish, Shellfish, Salad, Light pasta