THE SCALLYWAG CHARDONNAY 2020
Nose: Lemon blossom, peach notes, and melon
Palate: Crisp, fresh fruit palate, lemon and honeydew, citrus blossom. Velvet mouthfeel. Subtle, crisp and lingering
Food Pairing: Baked Rainbow Trout with Lemongrass, steamed Pak Choi and coconut rice
About the wine: Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Chardonnay. Chardonnay who? You know me. I’m THE classic white grape variety and I’m back. Where on earth have you been for the past few years? Quite simply I never went away; I’ve just been out of the spotlight while people have been sucked in by that shallow ‘other white’. But guess what? They are now sick of it. Quite understandably because it lacks depth and it’s always the same old, same old. On the other hand, I have always been about character and that means you don’t tire of me easily. So, I didn’t go away but nevertheless I’m back with renewed interest and, believe it or not, popularity. Now you can fall in love with me… all over again. Convince me you Scallywag!
Winemakers Notes: The amazing array of soils and topographies in McLaren Vale make an amazing range of styles and wines possible here. This Scallywag gains lift from the elevated deep sand of Blewitt Springs and also solidity from the cracking black Biscay soils on the road to Willunga.
Country: McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape Variety: Chardonnay