January 16, 2013

#winewednesday - sparkling chardonnay


It's that time of the week.  Time to kick back, open a bottle of your favourite wine and celebrate that it's #winewednesday... at least in Australia.  That means those of you in the US can have an extra long celebration ;-)

In the spirit of the #flavourofthemonth - bubbles, today I'm talking about a wine from another one of my favourite wineries - Turkey Flat.


Hands up if you've seen a bottle of this one before?  Not many of you right?  Yeah I can only remember this one sparkling chardonnay from 2004.  I am however incredibly familiar with their sparkling shiraz but more about that another day.

The think I love about Turkey Flat wines is that they are well developed without being overly complex.  I drink wine because I enjoy the taste and I don't love wines that try and do to much or be too much.  I like things that are delicious and enjoyable to drink, and more importantly to share with others and change their opinions on wines.  This was one of those for me.  It was soft on palate and very easy to drink.  A little fruity, some berries and earthiness on the nose.  The first time we drank it was actually the night the shipment arrived at our house.  We were going out to celebrate an anniversary and chilled a bottle to take with us.  We actually drank it with something spicy at our favourite Thai place, but it didn't get lost in the food.  I remember getting to the end of the bottle all to easily and looking for more. Sadly I only have 1 bottle left of this on my shelves and after discovering it a few days ago I think it will be gone fairly soon.  Perhaps it's time to petition Turkey Flat for some more ;-)


Cheers

Sally