Shottesbrooke Farmers Friend Chardonnay 2019
Up until 2023.
APPEARANCE: Pale straw with a subtle green hue. BOUQUET: Delightful aromas of fresh melon and stone fruit, with just a hint of fresh lime. PALATE: The textural, fruit forward palate is supported by crisp acidity, ensuring it finishes crisp, clean and with excellent length.
Stoic and enduring, the Straw Necked Ibis is the ultimate Farmer's Friend. Protecting our vineyards from the omnipresent threat of pests and insects, they work diligently within the canopies, allowing them to thrive. Their harmonious place within our ecosystem forms the perfect partnership.
The 2019 vintage was notable for its highly condensed nature, low rainfall & a hot, dry summer in which several heat records were broken. However, the dry season had its benefits, with low disease pressure & reduced canopy growth allowing the vines to focus on ripening the grapes to perfection. Harvest was short, sharp & shiny, as the warm weather brought ripening on quickly, & the fruit was all picked & crushed within a matter of weeks.
Food Pairing Notes
Enjoy with herb crusted chicken with sweet peas and zucchini.