Shoofly, Adelaide Hills, Chook Raffle, Chardonnay 2008 Give this wine a bit of air to blow off the initial matchstick character. Then you’ll find a medley of green apples, peaches and minerality. In the mouth it is crisp and driven by the fruit, a refreshing Chardonnay that will pair well with rich dishes when you want a wine to provide a cleansing foil. This Sole with Beurre Blanc, one bite, one sip, repeat.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from the appellation made famous by Brian Croser’s Petaluma while the name of this wine derives from a frozen chicken raffle. The Aussies are the ‘masters of the universe’ when it comes to creating irreverent wine names.
The wine was fermented primarily in stainless with 10% of it in older French oak. Produced and bottled in McLaren Flat 14% $14 suggested retail, a media sample. You have to check out the website; it’s absolutely buzzing.