Shortlist is a range of individually numbered and limited release wines from McGuigan.
The small print:
Adelaide Hills – 13% abv – Grape: chardonnay – Buy: Tesco online – Price: £15 – screwcap – 2011 – Tasted Feb 23 2014 – Drink in 5 years of vintage
Creamy pasta, poultry dishes, shellfish, grilled beef, steamed mussels
What it says on the vin:
Fruit: Schuberts Vineyard Adelaide Hills
Fermentation: Natural yeast in oak
Oak: New French hogsheads
Maturation: Lees stirred once a week for 8 months
Analysis: 13.0% Alc/Vol
On McGuigan website … This award-winning Chardonnay benefits from the cool climate of Schubert’s Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills and wild-yeast fermentation in French oak barrels. It is superbly rich, elegant and complex wine with flavours of peach, melon, lemon and delicate oak and a refreshing zippy aftertaste.
In my glass:
Subtle honeyed oak with grilled pineapple and vanilla pods. Loved it; a lively lasting taste of spritely acidity with zippy lemon and more creamy vanilla.
Find out more about McGuigan wines on their website here