Wine Review - Lindeman's Cawarra Chardonnay 2016
I am back with another wine review and the object of my attention this time is an Australian White Wine - The Lindeman's Cawarra Chardonnay 2016.
About the Brand
Lindeman's Wines were established by another doctor and wine aficionado like me ( Ahem...) Dr. Henry Lindeman of England.He discovered wine making during his travels through Europe in 1830s. He later migrated to Australia and started vine planting in the rich soils of Cawarra , Hunter Valley in 1843. By the way Cawarra means besides running water in the aboriginal tongue. Lindeman's wines earned a name for themselves when they received international acclaim for their Linderman's Hunter River Burgundy Bin 3100 and Linderman's Hunter River Burgundy Bin 3110 Chardonnay.
|An Aerial View of the Linderman's Vineyards ( source- Lindemans.com)|
Tasting NotesVintage - 2016
Alcohol - 13%
Style - Dry
Colour - A glorious golden yellow that was so captivating on first sight that I almost forgot to take down the notes and just wanted to keep sipping on !
Nose - The nose opened with quite a bit of the rock melon, it also had strong tropical fruits dominated by yellow stone fruits, lot of peach and pineapple.
Palate - This wine had a medium body that made its presence felt like a dainty dancer,light on her feet and yet captivates you with her performance .Bold peach and golden apples in every sip with might be a hint of pineapple.
Medium acidity and a rather long rounded finish with negligible oaky notes.
The #Lindeman’s #Cawarra #Chardonnay is an easy going fruity, dry,white wine and would be just perfect for picnics !
Food Pairing - I found it a very versatile wine that as per the book goes well with seafood, chicken, veal and pasta but I feel this would also go very well with most Indian dishes specially chicken and fish as long as they are not very sour or very spicy.