About the Wine
Are you getting a bit tired of Riesling? Does your Semillon lack sizzle? If you want to try something new, give Chenin Blanc whirl! It's a bright and fresh variety which can give any aromatic white a run for its money.
This is made in McLaren Vale, a long way from its Loire Valley home, but it thrives in the heat and produces slightly riper flavours. Some time in older oak has tamed the variety's natural acid, giving a soft and gentle texture, but it still bursts with an avalanche of lemons, green apples and a fistful of white flowers. There's a lot going on here, especially at this price.
Winemaker Alex Sherrah's eponymous label is all about interesting medium bodied wines that showcase the changing face of modern McLaren Vale wine.
With a winemaking background encompassing Napa, Burgundy and McLaren Vale legends Tatachilla and Coriole, Alex aims, in his own words, "to showcase the varieties I believe are best suited to the amazing region of McLaren Vale, truly one of the finest places to grow grapes in the world."