Shy Susan Chardonnay 2021

Shy Susan Chardonnay 2021

Shy Susan Chardonnay 2021

Regular price $41.00

Shy Susan Winery's Distinct Approach: Shy Susan, situated in the cool climate of Tasmania, Australia, is a winery that has carved a niche for itself with its focus on producing premium, small-batch wines. The winery is known for its commitment to showcasing the unique terroir of Tasmania, with particular attention given to the quality and expression of each varietal. Their Chardonnay is a reflection of this philosophy, embodying the elegance, complexity, and crispness that Tasmanian wines are celebrated for.

Tasmanian Terroir's Influence on the Wine: The 2021 Shy Susan Chardonnay benefits from Tasmania's cool maritime climate, which is ideal for growing Chardonnay grapes. This environment contributes to a slow and balanced ripening process, resulting in wines that exhibit intense flavors, a fine acidity, and a notable freshness. The unique terroir of Tasmania imparts the wine with a distinct character, combining fruit intensity with a mineral edge.

Wine: Shy Susan Chardonnay 2021

Appearance: This Chardonnay displays a bright and clear golden color, indicative of its richness.

Aroma: The bouquet is an enticing blend of ripe citrus fruits, green apples, and a hint of white peach, complemented by subtle undertones of oak and a delicate minerality.

Taste: On the palate, the wine reveals a beautiful balance of fruit and oak. It offers flavors of lemon zest, pear, and melon, intertwined with creamy notes and a crisp, minerally backbone. The wine is medium-bodied, with a smooth texture and a well-integrated acidity.

Finish: The finish is satisfying, leaving a lasting impression of the wine's fruit purity, subtle oak, and refreshing minerality.

Food Pairings:

  1. Kingfish Crudo with Onion Jam, Shallots, Chive, Sesame, Chilli Aioli, XO Oil, and Citrus Dressing: The Chardonnay's crisp acidity and fruit complexity will enhance the delicate flavors of the kingfish, while its creamy texture will complement the dish's aromatic and citrus components.

  2. Pulled Pork Croquettes with Manchego, Bechamel, Mesquite, and Tomato Chutney: The wine's balanced acidity and complexity will complement the savory flavors of the pork and the creamy textures of the cheese and bechamel, enhancing the depth of the tomato chutney.

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Tasting notes from our sommeliers:

Buttery yet refreshing. Cool climate Chardonnay with apple, tropical fruit and floral notes. Lovely.

Country: Australia | Region: Tasmania

Winemaker: Shy Susan | Vintage: 2021

Style: White | Variety: Chardonnay

Primary Flavours: Butter, Lychee, and Green Apple

Acidity: 3.0 | Sweetness: 1.0 | Tannin: 0.0 | Body: 4.0 | Alcohol: 3.0

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