Strenua Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2016Strenua
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia (Yarra Valley)
GRAPE VARIETAL: Chardonnay
A savoury Chardonnay of 'natural' feel here from Rhen Dodd and Dale Wheeler. The Strenua wines are all made with a minimalistic philosophy, the focus squarely placed on fruit rather than winemaking artifact. With this Chardonnay release, that translates to crisp, flinty acidity and great clarity of fruit flavour. These two lads are onto something. A divergent style of Yarra Chardonnay which is delicious to drink.
Fresh cut hay, lemon balm, cracked wheat and a little hint of brine. It's cool and crisp and crunchy with a gently savoury finish. Not your average Yarra Chardonnay but very interesting drinking.
Recommended Food Pairing: mild creamy or buttery dishes; simply seasoned poultry and pork; delicately cooked seafood (baked or poached fish, boiled or steamed crabs/prawns/scallops, raw oysters); sashimi; vegetable terrines.