Colour: Medium straw with attractive green tints.
Bouquet: Full ripe peach nose complexed with an elegant nutty vanilla influence from French oak.
Palate: This is a restrained, medium bodied style with a persistent flavour finishing with a soft acidity. Flavours are in the spectrum of nectarine and peach.
Food Pairing: An excellent companion for poultry, seafood or pasta.
The wine should drink well over the next 3-5 years. Expect the colour to show more golden tints in four or so years and the nose and palate to develop attractive French toast flavours.
‘Almond Grove’has obtained its name from the almonds which were widely grown in McLaren Vale on land which now bears our vineyards. Richard Hamilton is noted as the first to have planted Chardonnay in McLaren Vale (in 1972).