The King's Bastard Chardonnay
Country of origin: New Zealand
A classic Marlborough Chardonnay fruit statement, super bright and uber fresh, underpinned by richer elements derived from barrel fermentation and other winemaker influences: Smoke tinged lemon peel and yellow grapefruit citrus layered with aromas of roasted nuts, creamy vanilla and a whiff of fresh untoasted oak. This juxtaposition of zippy fruit freshness and savoury richness continues through onto a mid-weight palate where juicy acid edges further enhance the positive palate tension between taut yellow citrus fruit characters and the barrel based toasted, mealy richness.
*Vintage may vary.
Food pairing: Pork, Rich Fish (Salmon, Tuna) , Vegetarian, Poultry.