Reviewer:

Gilbert Labour
04 November 2019

Gartelmann Wines [Hunter Valley NSW], "Sarah Elizabeth" Chardonnay 2018

The Gartelmann team has released a pair of quintessential Hunter Valley whites, namely the bespoke 2018 Chardonnay and the 2018 "Benjamin" Semillon, both multi-medal winning wines.
It's no wonder that this Gartelmann "Sarah Elizabeth" 2018 Chardonnay was awarded Top Gold & two Trophies, including Best White Wine of Show at the recent Orange Wine Show.
It delivers an upfront punch of primary varietal fruit in the tropical range. Ripe mangoes and quince come to mind both on the nose and palate.
100% barrel fermentation and no malolactic fermentation allow for a refreshing palate combination of crisp acidity and oak savouriness.
The zesty astringent long palate makes it a good food matching wine which will reward some short term cellaring.
Price: $30
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Cellar: Now to 3 years
Winery Website: www.gartelmann.com.au david@definewine.com.au
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