Unoaked Chardonnay "Promised Land" Wakefield Winery 2016
Wakefield Wines was founded by Bill Taylor Senior and his sons, Bill and John in 1969. Originally wine merchants from Sydney, all three were inspired to create a range of well-crafted wines of their own. A suitable 178 hectare site was eventually located by the Wakefield River in the Clare Valley. The soil, a combination of red brown loam over limestone (now called terra rossa) would prove conducive to crafting wines of the highest quality while the contrast of warm days and cool nights in the Clare would be equally beneficial to the grapes. The contemporary Promised Land range of wines is crafted from quality fruit sourced from both the family's Clare Valley estate as well as other premium South Australian regions, including Coonawarra, Padthaway and the Barossa. This particular unoaked Chardonnay is lively and approachable with plenty of tropical fruit notes and makes for a great aperitif.
A bright pale golden in colour. Scents of green apples and peaches. On the palate, marked acidity with further fresh orchard fruit flavours leading to a short but crisp finish. Great with pan-fried scallops.
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc