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Barramundi

Barramundi
2017 Chardonnay-Viognier, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Other Australian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Barramundi
2017 Chardonnay-Viognier, Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Other Australian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Pale yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of roasted apricot and pineapple, creme fraiche, and brazil nut with a satiny, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, breezy spiced apple and pear and plantain chip finish. A pleasant fruity quaffer with a nice savory streak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: roasted apricot and pineapple, creme fraiche, and brazil nut
Taste Flavor: spiced apple and pear and plantain chip
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Fish & Chips, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant fruity quaffer with a nice savory streak.

The Importer

Qualia Wines USA

The Importer
1 805-318-1496

Other Australian White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
While Chardonnay and Riesling are the two most famous varieties planted in Australia, there are other important whites. Semillon, especially from the Hunter Valley is a notable white, medium-bodied and dry with unique flavors of melon and fig. Sauvignon Blanc is planted in large number in the Margaret River and Adelaide Hills sections and produces a rich, lightly herbal wine.

Muscat has become more widely planted in Australia the past decade, thanks in part to the worldwide craze for this aromatic white. The Rutherglen Muscats, deep amber in color and with an almost syrupy texture, are quite famous.

In smaller numbers, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Verdelho, this last a simple white for early quaffing, round out production of white wine in Australia.