Daisies and Dandelions Chardonnay 2021 - Koonara Wines

Daisies and Dandelions Chardonnay 2021

$35.00 inc GST

Region: Mount Gambier
 
Tell me more: The name to this new release, is a nod to the eco practices we undertake here in the vineyard and just how important these so-called weeds ‘Daisies and Dandelions” are to our valuable ecosystem. Pretty clever huh.
 
Winemakers Comments:In the years when the growing season has been ideal, we release this limited release premium Chardonnay. Peter Douglas our winemaker hand selects the best parcels and barrels through careful consideration.The grapes are from vines which are a Bernard/French clone and the vineyard is at Kongorong some 80 kilometres South of Coonawarra. It’s because of its proximity to the Southern Ocean and the cold afternoon/evening sea breezes that make it one of the coolest places in Australia to grow grapes. This coolness results in an extra aromas/flavours and texture to the palate have been added with extended contact on lees.

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Region:
Mount Gambier

 

Tell me more:
The name to this new release, is a nod to the eco practices we undertake here in the vineyard and just how important these so-called weeds 'Daisies and Dandelions" are to our valuable ecosystem. Pretty clever huh.

 

Winemakers Comments:
In the years when the growing season has been ideal, we release this limited release premium Chardonnay. Peter Douglas our winemaker hand selects the best parcels and barrels through careful consideration.
The grapes are from vines which are a Bernard/French clone and the vineyard is at Kongorong some 80 kilometres South of Coonawarra. It’s because of its proximity to the Southern Ocean and the cold afternoon/evening sea breezes that make it one of the coolest places in Australia to grow grapes. This coolness results in an extra aromas/flavours and texture to the palate have been added with extended contact on lees.


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Tasting Notes

Style & Character:

50% of the wine we used went through a second ferment which changes the malo acids in the wine into lactic acids. These are the same acids found in milk and butter. This gives the wine a delightful creamy mouth feel.  The other 50% was kept as a single wild ferment which retains the crisp pink lady apple and mineral notes.  When we blend the two ferments together we are left with a perfectly balanced wine full of flavour and complexity that tastes just superb.

 

Flavour Profile:

This one is a Light straw colour with a green tinge. It shows white peach and nectarine fruit flavours with roasted nuts from the oak.  A hint of buttery/creamy character from the malo. The structure is lean and Chablis-like. Time in the bottle will see the current tight structure loosen and become even more flavoursome. Toasty bottle age will add further complexity with time in the cellar.

 

Look out for:

Grapefruit, white peach, butter and citrus peel.

 

So how do I serve it?

Chardonnay needs to be served at a warmer temp than most other whites to ensure the complexity of rich flavours can be appreciated. Ideally you should aim for around 12-14°

 

What pairs well with this?

Chardonnay loves food, It goes well with things like seafood, creamy chicken dishes, roast pork and lots of cheeses, however, it’s not a big fan of chilli and spicy stuff.⁠

How long will it last?

This one will age well until 2030. Chardonnay tends not to have a very long lifespan in our house because I drink it all ⁠ But as a good rule of thumb, it should last a good 3-5 days stored in the fridge. ⁠

 

Also good to know:

  • This wine is Vegan friendly
  • Has low levels of residual sugar
  • Below organic levels of sulphur

Vintage

2021

Prices

Member Price: $28.00 / bottle

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