Madison Ridge 2015 Barker's Lane Chardonnay
This Chardonnay is a pale straw color with hints of green. On the nose, tropical notes accompanied by nectarine and warm spice form a delightful bouquet. The palate is marked by a smooth mouth-feel, fresh peach, pear, and golden apple, lively citrus notes, and a soft, spicy finish.
FOOD PAIRING: Crab salad with Caesar vinaigrette
VINYARDS: Grapes for this wine were grown in the Riverina of South Eastern Australia with an average vine age of 14 years. This region’s soil is characterized as alluvial red medium clay with silty loams over red / orange medium clays. The 2015 vintage was an unusual one across all of Australia. A hot spring and early summer led to an early harvest in most regions. In spite of this, South Eastern Australia had higher than average yields, and Chardonnay grapes performed especially well.