McLaren Vale Chardonnay
The Tale of McLaren Vale Chardonnay
Once upon a time in Australia, three little pigs grew up in a spectacular wine-producing vale. With our parents, we huffed and puffed, pruning vines and squashing grapes. Once legally allowed to savour mischief in a glass, we wanted to share the joy of a McLaren Vale Chardonnay with the rest of the country. Since we couldn’t bring all the people to the South, we built McLaren Vale Cellars in 2010 and sent the South’s best to the people happily ever after.
What Sets South Australian Chardonnay Apart
Excuse us for bragging, but South Australia indeed produces the best wines in the country. Australian Chardonnay might not win all the awards all the time, but we don’t judge the judges. We rest assuredly content because one sip of a South Australian Chardonnay hits our inner golden buzzer every time. Here are a few reasons why:
• Adjectives. The list of words classy connoisseurs use to describe our Chardy is extensive. Fruity, zesty, refreshing, sunny, frivolous, and fun are some of our favourites.
• Atmosphere. Wine from warmer regions such as ours is less acidic and fuller-bodied with higher alcohol content. Gatherings, including our chardonnay, always enjoy the perfect tones that often help you read between the vines.
• All-rounder. Yes, we know the silly vino rules about white wine and pale food, but how boring. A vale chardonnay enjoys the rougher company of steak, ribs, burgers, and sweet tarts too.
Tips Regarding Australian Chardonnay
Our deepest condolences if you are still stuck in a Chardy set or have aspirations to join one. The least we can do is provide some guidance for when in the presence of grandeur:
• Chill. Keep it cool for at least an hour before drinking. This brings out the variety of aromas, flavours, and adjectives (see list above). We suggest chilling at 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. Too low temperatures strip too much of the good stuff.
• Oaky-Dokey. If you prefer oaked chardonnay, say why by using full-bodied, rich, toasty, buttery, vanilla, and sweet bouquet in more than one sentence. If you like it naked or unoaked, let it rip with crisp, bright and light-bodied.
• Fun facts. Your favourite wine gets its name from Chardonnay, a village in France’s Burgundy region. The flavours depend on where the grapes were grown and the winemaker’s style. James Busby was a Scottish genius who, in the 1820s, brought vineyard clippings from Europe, which earned him the title Father of Australian Wines.
Why You Should Buy from McLaren Vale Cellars
We are a family-owned online business offering the best prices for a variety of locally produced wines. Our extensive product list of the vale’s top cellars is updated daily. We deliver countrywide. Although we appreciate a good story, there is nothing piggy about us except our appetite for excellent wine and even better service.
Contact us all year round for more bottled fantasies and surprises, such as our Black Market Mystery Wines.