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Trentham Estate Chardonnay


Trentham Estate Chardonnay is not your typical Australian Chardonnay. It doesn't have the big punchy oak flavours with which Australian offerings so often come but it is far more subtle. It is pale straw in colour, with aromas of citrus, stone fruits and subtle oak on the nose. Flavours of nectarine and white peach on the palate are complimented by lightly toasted oak notes. Balanced, long and soft. A wine of class and breeding, not lacking in flavour but rather tasting as if it comes from a grape rather than a tree!!

Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Subregion: Murray Darling
Vintage: 2019
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Chardonnay
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Screwcap
Style: Citrus and gentle toast
Drink With: Roast chicken

Once harvested, the fruit was crushed and pressed, the juice was cold settled and racked to ferment. The fermentation was carried out with selected yeasts and a portion of the wine was fermented in 500 litre French oak puncheons. After ageing, the oaked and unoaked portions of this Trentham Estate Chardonnay were blended and bottled.

Why we like this wine

Too many Australian Chardonnays are simply over-oaked and over here. Not with this one. It has still got good body and flavour but it is far more discreet than many offerings. Chardonnay fell from grace with many wine drinkers because halfway down the bottle they became boring to drink as they were just aged in too mush oak or in fact, oak chippings or staves had been used to add flavour but no oxygen, the true reason for using an oak barrel. Tony Murphy has got this spot on with part of the wine being aged in large oak barrels that don't impart too much oak flavour and the rest simply aged in tank to preserve the fresh notes of stone fruits. A top offering from a top producer.

  • Perfect use of oak
  • A wine of elegance and class
  • Plenty of fine peach/nectarine character that is a hallmark of Chardonnay
  • Excellent value