Elephant In The Room Chardonnay (6pk)
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Recipe Match: Seafood Risotto
Summary: The Elephant in the Room wines are proudly large in scale and expansive in flavour. Ignoring fashion and braving the scorn “wine thought police” Elephant in the Room was created to give consumers exactly what they want – full bodied and mouth-filling wines that deliver maximum pleasure. Each wine is sourced from slow-ripening cool climate vineyards in the Limestone Coast of South Australia and partially matured in French Oak before final blending and bottling by Corey Ryan.
Vineyards: Sourced from established vineyards in the coastal Robe district of the limestone coast. The sheltered aspect and consistent temperatures combine to ensure the retention of natural acidity in the elegant fruit harvested.
Winemaking: Picked partially by hand. The majority of the blend was vinified in stainless steel with high solids and oxidative handling with fifteen barrel fermented with lees stirring. About forty percent was aged in medium toast two and three year old French oak barriques for six months to add complexity before full malolactic fermentation.
Vintage 2021: Some early rainfall some vineyards, lowering volumes but in generalthe Limestone Coast had a relatively successful vintage in 2021. The naturally cooler vineyards picked later and benefitted from the conditions moderating as well as a well-timed rain event re-vitalising the vineyards prior to vintage. There were good yields of well-balanced fruit with great intensity of flavour.
Tasting Note: Pale yellow in colour with an aromatic nose of stone fruit and white peach, struck match and notes of creamy vanillin oak. The mouthfeel here is full and rich whilst the fresh stone fruit character and integrated oak delivers lovely flavours and a creaminess to the finish. This is a seamless and unapologetically flavoursome Chardonnay with ripe flflavours, freshness and a lasting finish. Pair it with roast chicken.