The love affair between Australians and Chardonnay has had its ups and downs, but there’s no question that the varietal is enjoying its time in the sun again as people continue to discover its elegantly balanced complexity and flavour. See why it’s so treasured with this rich selection of generous, full-bodied Chardonnays for just $16.50 a bottle, plus receive a bonus bottle of on-trend Viognier from renowned producer Yalumba valued at $24, absolutely FREE!
Valued at $30, the Rising Chardonnay 2017 from the Yarra Valley is a superb example of a popular Chardonnay style. Powerful yet refined with a vibrant mix of fruit, lovely creamy complexity, silken texture and well-judged oak in support, this is a lovely wine with tropical appeal and fig-like perfume. Try alongside grilled salmon for a fulfilling flavour experience.
Also from the Yarra, the Rob Dolan True Colours Chardonnay 2016 is equally stunning. With notes of nectarine, pear and oyster shell on the nose, this is a full-flavoured yet dry and elegant Chardonnay with a creamy nuttiness throughout, showing stonefruit and citrus with marzipan complexity and grapefruit-like acidity driving the long finish. A generous wine, this is exactly the style that the Yarra has become famous for, perfect with a rich prawn risotto.
Your bonus bottle is the Yalumba Samuel’s Garden Collection Viognier 2017, from the vineyard that helped save the varietal from extinction. Spicy stonefruit and melon with touches of pineapple, mango, vanilla and wild herb, it pours beautifully alongside Chardonnay – and it’s yours, completely free!
Fall for Chardonnay once more with these full-bodied favourites, get a bonus Viognier and save $86!