COLOUR: Pale straw.
NOSE: Bright tropical and stone fruit
aromas are complemented by soft
hints of oak.
PALATE: A medium-bodied Chardonnay with
fresh tropical and stone fruit
flavours, enhanced by subtle,
creamy oak and a lingering finish.
A wet winter was followed by a windy, cooler and
wetter than average spring. Along with cool nights in
early summer, this markedly slowed ripening and
delayed harvest by about 4 weeks. Hot weather in mid
February and early March progressed ripening, after
which nights were cool through to end of harvest.
Overall wine quality was good, with bright fruit
Matured for three months with French oak.
Bilyara Chardonnay is great with chicken Caesar salad, or pumpkin and leek tortellini with sage burnt butter.
Best enjoyed while young and fresh.
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