Thick as Thieves Wines 'ABC' (Another Bloody Chardonnay) Chardonnay 2017
The name of this wine is fantastic and so is what's in the bottle.
'Whole bunch pressed direct to barrel for indigenous ferment. A 50:50 blend of two sites in the Yarra (Upper and Warramate sub-region). Free run barrels fermented with full solids. Mix of new (50%) and seasoned Puncheons for a 10-month elevage. Occasional lees stirring for additional mouthfeel. 100% Natural Malo-Lactic Fermentation.
Classic Yarra Chardonnay aromas of white peach, grapefruit and nectarine. Delicate and restrained dusty oak, flint and lime leaf elements. Hints of oatmeal, frangipani and cured meats. Sweet fruit on the front palate from the perfect growing season. Fleshy-mid palate texture and mouthfeel from barrel ferment and Malo Lactic components. Flavours include intense nectarine, vanilla and a touch of fig. Balanced citrus acid line and a refined and lingering finish.' - Syd Bradford, Thick as Thieves