Plantagenet Three Lions Great Southern Chardonnay 2017 £14.50
Oily fish such as oven roasted salmon with a dill and caper dressing or Chalkstream trout with toasted flaked almonds and creamy new potatoes. Good with meat such as grilled pork chops or pork belly too. Or try it with a pear, rocket and pecorino salad.
TYPE: Delicate, fruity style, complex
ABOUT: The region’s distinctive Marri soils are named after the massive native Marri or Red Gum trees that grow here. A variety of winemaking techniques were employed to create this wine. A larger proportion of machine harvested fruit was gently pressed with 80% of clean juice fermented in stainless steel and 20% fermented in ‘third use’ oak barrels. A smaller proportion was hand picked and whole bunch pressed then underwent wild fermentation in oak and stirring on lees for nine months. The result is a contemporary style of Chardonnay that is complex and yet fruit driven.
ABV: 13.2% Sustainable