Grape: Chardonnay (2015)

Producer: M3, Shaw + Smith

Location: Adelaide Hills, Australia

 

Why did we choose this wine? 
Our sommelier Paolo has chosen this Chardonnay from Australia as it is a clear showcase of intense oaky aromas.

 

Included in Lesson: Impact of Oaking

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About this wine

When looking for a properly oaked Chardonnay, Australia is a safe bet. Down under they usually don't go light with it but we find this wine to be a good example of powerful oaky aromas that don't overpower. The M3 Chardonnay is a selection of the estate's best fruit from this grape.

 

Tasting notes

Colour: Straw Yellow

Aromas: Smoke, Vanilla, Roasted nuts, Nectarine, Lemon

Components:

  • Acids: High
  • Glycerol: Medium
  • Alcohol: Medium
  • Sugars: Very low / absent
  • Tannins: Low
  • Minerals: High

Body: Medium

Oaked: Yes

Alcohol: 13.0% Vol

 

Enjoy With

Cod, squid, mussels and other rich fish and seafood . Also chicken or veal chops. Red peppers, corn, butternut squash and pumpkin.

 

The wine maker

Cousins Michael Hill Smith and Martin Shaw started their adventure in the late 1980s like a startup, borrowing space in a nearby winery to make wine as they hadn't yet built their own one. They are now world renowned but the focus on quality remains the same.