Thistledown The Great Escape Chardonnay
Fabulous Eden Valley Chardonnay. Modern- being fresh and crisp but with a decent whack of well integrated oak.
Great lable too honouring arguably the greatest film ever- well i think it is!!Great Escape is a benchmark, cooler climate Chardonnay produced from fruit grown in the Eden Valley’s elevated vineyard sites which allow for a long ripening period which helps to maintain the natural sugar and acid balance of the grape.
The winemaking is very hands off and very natural, natural yeast, aged 10 months in French oak. No malolactic fermentation to keep the wines natural acid balance.
Citrussy, subtle oak influence and a bright yet creamy palate. With moderate alcohol, focussed, crisp citrus fruit and a mouthwatering finish, this is an accomplished, truly modern style of this noble variety.
Shellfish, oysters and aromatic Asian dishes. pretty good with meaty white fish too.