The S.C. Pannell Chardonnay has a profile of white flowers, ginger, nectarine, hazelnuts, verbena and Pecorino rind. The texture is taut, mid-palate interplay with flavours attempting to escape, and the acid holding everything in. Pairs well with salt-baked chicken with roasted kipflers in olive oil and rosemary.
2017 was a very cool, mild and stress-free vintage for vines, not winemakers! Good winter and spring rains were followed by a very mild, long summer. The results are wines with ample fruit complexity and great natural acidity. Most important however is the delicious fruit freshness and balance. Mendoza clone Chardonnay grapes were handpicked on 3rd and 6th April. Natural fermentation and maturation in a 1000-litre new French oak vat and 500-litre puncheons. No malolactic conversion. Pulled from barrel in late November and sent to a stainless-steel tank for settling on yeast lees for three months before bottling.
The Finer Details Style – White Wine Varietal – Chardonnay Country – Australia Region – Piccadilly Bottle Size – 750ml ABV – 12.8%