Originating in the Burgundy region of France, in such famous appellations as Montrachet, Meursault, Poilly-Fuisse and Chablis, Chardonnay is now the most popular white wine style in the world. Chardonnay thrives in a wide range of soils and weather climates from France to Australia. Winemakers love Chardonnay because it produces such a wide range of complex, flavorful wines. From fruit forward and crisp, to lean and minerally, to hedonistic, rich, and oaky, no wine sparks as much stylistic debate as Chardonnay.
Chardonnay is the most popular white grape in Australia and third most popular grape overall. Its ability to grow well in both warmer and cooler climates allow Australian Chardonnay to offer a wide range of regional expressions. The cooler climate of Yarra Valley or the Limestone Coast produce reserved, clean white wines while the warmer climate of Barossa Valley or McClaren Vale boast riper fruit that results in more rich, tropical fruit-forward wines. As with many New World examples of Chardonnay, the wine from Australia is generally characterized as being more ripe, round, and fruit forward than those you might find from France.
Our Australia Chardonnay is fruit forward and features flavors of tropical fruit, ripe peach, and toasted vanilla. With an alcohol level of 13% this is a Chardonnay with a dry finish and a medium body. Fermented with medium toast oak chips. Medium toast oak is the perfect choice to impart body and mouthfeel along with a hint of oakiness. Easy to drink and appreciated by nearly every wine lover.
The VineCo Estate Chardonnay is the perfect everyday wine to unwind with after work. There is something calming about a glass of this shimmering gold liquid resting on your kitchen counter while you make dinner. Or pull a cork at the next weekend BBQ and share with friends. It’s always time for Chardonnay.