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Peekaboo

Peekaboo
2022 Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .05%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Peekaboo
2022 Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish Turkey

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .05%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon peel and apple, lemon candy, white flowers, and white chocolate with a round, lively, dry medium body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish that presents nuances of lemon, yellow apple and flowers, and vanilla nougat and white button mushroom with light oak flavor. A pleasing, slightly apple forward Chardonnay with pleasantly refreshing zip; a nice apéritif wine that will carry you through the salad course.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemon peel and apple, lemon candy, white flowers, and white chocolate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of lemon, yellow apple and flowers, and vanilla nougat and white button mushroom
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Turkey, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasing, slightly apple forward Chardonnay with pleasantly refreshing zip; a nice apéritif wine that will carry you through the salad course.

The Producer

Traveling Vineyard

The Producer
127 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
USA
1 707-234-4747

Their Portfolio

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.