Pale straw with green tinges in color, this wine opens with aromas of honeysuckle and tropical fruits such as paw-paw. There is a touch of complexity from the wild fermentation, just enough to let you know that under the pretty façade is a fun and adventurous wine. The palate is an alluring combination
of fresh fruits, spices such as white pepper and just enough “wildness” to keep you coming back for another glass. It nishes with a fresh cleansing line of citrus zest.
Try with slow roasted pork belly with pear coleslaw.
This Chardonnay depicts the Cape Barren Goose, a symbol of an endangered species. Over the years, many birds and animals have sought and found refuge in Yalumba’s sanctuary, land dedicated to native wildlife rehabilitation. Fermentation by natural or ‘wild’ yeast, naturally present in the vineyard has helped shape this wine; think minerality, grapefruit and pineapple flavors.
"The lime and pear flavors show balance and intensity, set against a crisp backdrop, accented by lemon thyme hints. Drink now."
Wine Spectator: 86