Snake + Herring ‘Tough Love’ Chardonnay


Grape: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2016
Region: Margaret River WA
Alcohol: 12.5%

Style: Soft

Davis (Snake) and Redmond Sweeney (Herring) are the owners who believe that the southwest of WA is a viticultural treasure map as there are vineyard jewels scattered throughout. They seek to find blocks within vineyards that really shine; they may seem dull when diluted by the bordering lesser dirt. Their search is to find and polish these often overlooked gems and present a treasure chest of different jewels: pristine, crystalline Rieslings; crisp, radiant, multi-faceted Chardonnays; alluring, perfumed Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon; dark, exotic, hedonistic Shiraz; brilliant, regal displays of Cabernets and blends .Snake + Herring endeavour to source the finest parcels of fruit from quality vineyards and dedicated people without regional restraint. 

Grapefruit, lime brulee and almond meal aromatics show through with a hint of spicy oak to add complexity. It has a crisp dry mid palate of lime pith and grapefruit with smoky oak emerging after a few minutes.  The fruit quality really shows in the length of flavour on the finish, a testament to the strict vineyard management required for top end Chardonnay.

With: Roast free range chicken w all the trimmings


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