Today I'm moving out of South Australian Wines and sharing one from Western Australia - the Vasse Felix Chardonnay. Sadly I don't have an awesome story to tell from a visit to the cellar door as I'm yet to go there in person, however I think I've tried almost every wine they make. So that makes me a connoisseur right? Ok I know I'm hardly that. I just know what I like and why I like it. And I also know that my tastes have changed a lot over time, and I'm glad for that. It means I'm always falling in love with new wines... anyway enough rambling. Anyone would think I've had a glass or two before sitting down in front of my keyboard.
To the wine!
The colour is a delightful yellow - not too strong, but definitely not weak and pale. To smell you'll get some hints of fruit - but nothing too strong, and a touch of oak. The taste is lovely. Some complexity without being overwhelming. A bit of fruit, but there isn't any overbearing quality here. It blends well with a little oak in the background. It's a nice fresh style, lots of acid that goes well with something spicy.
The thing about Vasse Felix wines is that they are consistent year on year. When you buy a bottle you know what you are getting. And in the case of the Chardonnay the price is right at around $20 a bottle. If you try the white and enjoy I strongly recommend giving a few of their red's a go too.