Oily, medium body, very balanced. Light oak. Leesy. Mineral. Restrained.
A nice balance of wood and acidity, pineapple tastes and a smooth finish, with a richness that feels like a meal-wine. Buttery aroma and mouth feel. Pairings: alfredo? Fish?
External Reviews for Evans & Tate Chardonnay Margaret River Stellar Ridge
A portion of this wine is fermented in barrique to add texture and a touch of warm flavors - vanilla in particular. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to maintain the wine's firm, fresh acidity. Full of tropical fruit and ripe peaches, with excellent minerality and complexity on the palate. This is a prime example of what a cooler-climate Aussie white can be.