As penance for my sins, I spend an inordinate amount of time traipsing around Australian wine regions and capital cities judging in wine shows. It’s a thankless task, but I enjoy the palate gymnastics and the exposure to the breadth of our land’s vinous produce. One wine that recently charged across my field of vision, picking up several trophies, including the Wine Show of Western Australia and the Wine of Show at this year’s Margaret River Wine Show, was this absolute belter of a Chardonnay.
The estate was founded in 1789 with 18 hectares of vines in the region, 15 of which are classified as Grand Cru. These medium-sweet, off-dry, or whatever you want to call them, German Rieslings are a wonderful thing. On my last visit to Germany, a winemaker explained, and even though he was smiling, I’m pretty sure that he fully supports the notion, that these Kabinett style wines, with their alcohol levels of around eight to nine per cent, are the perfect breakfast wine. I like Germans.
Considering our climate, we tend to drink red wine a little warm around this time of the year. A little chill to those reds that are lighter on the tannin does wonders for both the wine and the disposition of those emptying the bottle. Here is one such wine that is just ace with 30 minutes or so of chill time.
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