McPherson Family Series Chardonnay 2014

Region: South Eastern Australia
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13.5%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2019

A delightful, fruit driven wine displaying aromas of tropical fruits and peaches with just a hint of lightly toasted oak.  The palate exhibits fresh, ripe Chardonnay flavours of melon and fig with a delicate, creamy texture and a crisp, clean finish.  Subtle oak handling compliments, rather than overpowers the wine.   

Viticulturist Notes

This wine was crafted from 100% Chardonnay grapes, sourced primarily from our vineyards in the Murray Darling region, located within South Eastern Australia.  Grapes were picked and crushed during the cool of night to retain their fresh, varietal flavour.  The juice was then divided into five parcels - each parcel of juice undergoing a different treatment which resulted in an individually flavoured parcel of wine.

Wine Harvest Notes

The growing season in 2014 presented some challenges including frost late 2013 and extreme heat in early 2014.  Once harvesting began in late January we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fruit and the resulting wines.  Yields were down but quality was up this year.  Whites have good varietal character, with great flavour, whilst the reds have beautiful colour and flavour intensity.

Food Recommendations:

McPherson Chardonnay is a versatile wine that pairs well with a wide range of foods.  Try with roast chicken and grilled fish.