Katnook Estate Chardonnay 2016
A full flavoured Chardonnay with stone fruit flavours and hints of melon, gentle acid and subtle oak. Perfect now or cellar for up to 10 years.
29 February 2016
Up to 10 years
A richly layered palate of stone fruit flavours with hints of citrus. Elegant vanillin and oak characters from barrel maturation provide complexity and balance.
Coonawarra's 2016 vintage was amongst the earliest on record. An ideal growing season of slightly above average temperatures and dry conditions in the lead up to harvest produced outstanding Chardonnay fruit with great flavour and aromatics
Parcels of Chardonnay were fermented and maturated for 14 months in 43% French (13% new) and 57% American (27% new) oak barrels, adding complexity, texture and suppleness. Eight percent of the blend was unoaked.
Appealing rich fruit aromas of white peach and citrus overlaid with vanilla and cashew nut notes.
Food Pairing Notes
Creamy seafood bisque, herb crusted pork chops with roasted apple or gnocchi with brown butter and sage.