2018 Regional Series Tumbarumba Chardonnay
Cool climate Australian Chardonnay is as close to Chablis as you can get…with out actually going there and drinking Chablis, of course. Handpicked in the first cool rays of dawn amongst the hills of Tumbarumba, the fruit was whole bunch basket pressed before a cool fermentation and maturation in second use French oak puncheons (500L).
On the nose honeydew and stone fruit aromas are complexed by delicate white blossom florals and creamy vanilla. The palate is fresh and has just about the perfect balance from the front to the back palate providing great length. The finish is again creamy from the French oak but just a hint of grapefruit acidity cuts through to clean things up.
Serve this wine with a delicate Carbonara. Fry off garlic, onion and crispy pancetta. Remove from the heat stir through your fresh cooked fettucine, a handful of parmesan and a whisked egg. Add a splash of Tumbarumba Chardonnay to cut back on the creaminess and you are away.