One Chain Vineyards, The Googly Chardonnay, South Eastern Australia, 2018
One Chain Vineyards, like Thistledown is overseen by Peter Leske, Giles Cooke MW and Fergal Tynan MW. One Chain works with growers to source fruit from some of the most established regions of South Eastern Australia. The Character Series has a range of beautifully produced and packaged wines, benefitting from the same ultra premium quality fruit sourced for Thistledown. Each wine has great varietal definition coupled with our signature vibrancy and freshness. These are wines that are immediately pleasing, yet authentic expression of the variety and place. The wines are inspired by a love for the Australian national sport. Indeed, the name One Chain is the imperial measurement for 22 yards, or the length of a cricket pitch. However, you really dont need to be a connoisseur of the game to be bowled over by the restrained, elegant style of the Chardonnay and the bright red fruit and subtle oak of the Shiraz Cabernet.
Grapes are harvested by machine in the cool of the night from vineyard sites across South Eastern Australia.
Fruit is harvested at night when it is cooler, then immediately transported to the winery to be de-juiced, ensuring minimal skin contact occurs. Every effort is taken to reduce phenolic extraction from the skins, minimising the need for fining. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures. The wine is bottled within a couple of months of completing fermentation to be enjoyed young.
Time: 2 Months; Type: French; % oaked: 100; % new oak: None;
This Chardonnay is sourced from cooler climate vineyards to give a delicious, tangy white wine. Crisp, lively and bright, this citrus scented Chardonnay is well balanced, with tropical fruit and melon on the palate before presenting a vibrant, textured finish.
Best served cold with grilled chicken, summer salads or shellfish.