The Witches Berry Chardonnay 2015
The Story Behind The Name
Witches Berry is a weed that grows in the vineyards. Italian women once put the juice of the berry in their eyes which dilated their pupils, making them appear darker and more beautiful.
This is a really fun style of Chardonnay which harks back to the days of Sunshine in a Glass and Australia's conquering of the Wine World. With fruit sourced from both McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills we see lovely ripe peaches and cream supported by cooler climate lemon zest and linear acidity. On the nose it is all about ripe juicy tropical fruit. The palate has great structure with a finely balanced interplay of fruit, acid, and subtle oak influences. The inclusion of a small amount of Viognier and Marsanne in this blend gives the palate a beautiful roundness with apricots, toasted nuts, vanilla custard, and baking spices lingering on the very long and refreshing finish.