Full Review

Naturalis

Naturalis
2020 Chardonnay, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13%
Certified Organic-Organically Grown Grapes
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$13

Naturalis
2020 Chardonnay, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13%
Medium yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of yellow apple, candied lemon peel, vanilla, and white pepper with a satiny, lively, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, medium-long finish with nuances of marmalade, fresh baguette, and orange pith with moderate oak flavor. A bright Aussie Chardonnay with subtle vanilla and new oak flavors - an elevated everyday white.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: yellow apple, candied lemon peel, vanilla, and white pepper
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of marmalade, fresh baguette, and orange pith
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright Aussie Chardonnay with subtle vanilla and new oak flavors - an elevated everyday white.

The Producer or Importer

Trinchero Family Estates

The Producer or  Importer
100 St. Helena Hwy South
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 800-967-4663

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Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.