These parcels of chardonnay were selected from the crest block vineyard. These wines are all over 20 years old. 2019 was a particular good vintage with late spring and early summer rainfall and a warm dry finish to the growing season. Cowra is recognised as a premium Chardonnay region. The crest block vineyard has been certified by Australian Certified Organic for over 3 years.
The ripening period for Chardonnay in the Cowra Region was optimal during the 2019 vintage. The distinct flavours from crunchy pear and white peach were evident in the vineyard. The fruit for this wine was harvested at 13 Be to obtain the white peach and stone fruit characters, whilst still expressing some zippy acidity. Yeast was selected for its aroma production and ferment was held at a cool temperature for a period of three weeks.
The Natural Wine Co Chardonnay is appealing with citrus blossom and stone fruits. The palate is generous with pear and white peach flavours, demonstrating texture and complexity. Enjoy this unique Chardonnay with grilled snapper or salmon.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
"Don’t drink this unless you like lemon-acid bombs. It definitely offers pleny in the way of acidity. The lack of sulphur become obvious as the wine tends to oxidise in the glass and develop a characteristic appley aroma, and it will certainly cut through the creamiest pasta sauce. I think I’d prefer it, though, with fresh oysters. Just forget about the squeeze of lemon." PS NEWS, John Rozentals, Mar 2020