2014 Chardonnay (Woodlands)
Woodlands, Chardonnay, Wilyabrup Valley, Margaret River, Western Australia, Australia 2014BAKED LEMON BARS, SUBTLE CREAM, UNDERSTATED OAK Australia gets a really bad rap these days. Even the most open-minded oenophiles think of the continent as the home of supermarket plonk with critters on the label, and overblown, overpriced reds. Let Western Australia change your mind. 100% barrel fermented but free of malolactic fermentation and only partially barrel aged, this bright Chardonnay has the most beautiful, subtle touch of oak. It is miles away in both distance and style from what you might be used to. Serving Suggestion: Classic dover sole with lemon, parsley and brown butter. Pappardelle with fresh garden peas in a light cream sauce, lemon zest, and mint.