2022 Gartelmann Sarah Elizabeth Chardonnay
NAME: Named after Jan Gartelmann’s daughter Sarah Elizabeth.
TASTING NOTES: Caramelised peaches on the nose, the citrusy nectarines on the palate, the long lime vanillin wafts on the finish, seducing the taste buds to believe it is sweet but finishing bone dry. This is one of those wines that you will remember for a long time. Such a cliche’ but it is superbly balanced and full of flavour. Delights every sense. To all who have wandered away from Chardonnay... come back, try this, you will not be continuing on that erroneous path any longer.
FOOD MATCHING: Think chicken and mushroom pie, crispy skin salmon on mash, soft ripe cheese oozing on pumpernickel, gnocchi with pesto and aioli. Be inventive.
CELLARING: Drink from 2023 or cellar until 2028.
Bronze Medal - 2023 Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show