2019 Scout Southern Valleys Chardonnay

Round, toasty Chardonnay that offers great bang-for-your-buck.

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This is a flavoursome, toasty Chardonnay from an exciting up and coming husband and wife team.

There is a trend these days towards a leaner, more acid-driven style of Chardonnay but Sarah Adamson and Greg Lane buck the trend. This was picked at peak ripeness, allowed to go through full malolactic fermentation, set to deliver flavour in spades on release.

If you like Chardonnay with a little flesh on the bones, this is a great option.

Our first Marlborough Chardonnay! 548 clone fruit was handpicked from a the clay hillside vineyard belonging to Josh Hammond (a buddy of ours who also makes ripper booze as well - look out for his new label coming soon!) in the Fairhall area of the Southern Valleys.

Whole bunch pressed to a mix of puncheons and barriques for wild ferment. A small portions was also fermented on skins to give an element of texture to the middle and back palate. We find this technique really helps bring a savoury, umami edge to the wines as well - something we love in Chardonnay. The wine naturally went through MLF with minimal stirring before bottling in Feb 2020.

Lots of classic Marlborough Chardonnay citrus fruit matched with gun smoke and savoury notes. Lovely brisk acidity that brings the palate to a close, showing some of the chewy extract from the skin ferment portion as well.

92 Points - "It sits at the more flavoursome end of the chardonnay spectrum but it's well balanced and it finishes with a confident burst. This chardonnay borders on richness, offers a great deal of texture, and while most certainly oak-influenced it has pure, strong, fresh fruit flavour as well. Popcorn, pears, stone fruit, bacon and citrus; all these flavours form the wine's chorus." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

93 Points - "Full golden yellow colour. Struck match, peach, cashew, aniseed, spicy oak. It's intense, kind of rockmelon and peach, with a buttered cashew flavour, intense grapefruity acidity though, plenty of gloss and power, a bit savoury and umami, with something of a firm tannic finish of excellent length. It's a very interesting wine. Quite the mouthful of Chardonnay flavour. Bold and biscuitty. You have to like the style, but very good." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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