d’Arenberg The Olive Grove Chardonnay 75cl
McLaren Vale’s sandy, ironstone littered soil sustains native scrub, plots of almonds, pine forests and also olive groves, which were planted alongside vineyards by the first settlers in the district. Over the years various varieties of olive trees have sprung up everywhere, on the sides of roads and also in and around the Chardonnay vineyard. The Olive Grove Chardonnay develops intense, complex honey, cashew, fig and soft toast aromas. Typically, butterscotch, light caramel and hints of fresh tobacco are evident too.
The fresh structured mid palate retains its texture but opens slowly into generous sweet banana butterscotch flavours with hints of smoky bacon and green olive tastes before finishing with a persistent developed stone-fruit and chalky texture.
Serve with seafood, as an aperitif, with pasta with a creamy sauce, chicken, veal as well as salad.