Lover's Grave Chardonnay 2018

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A big old school Chardonnay

    • Coby Ladwig’s Lovers Grave Chardonnay 2018 embodies the pure natural surrounds of Pemberton in South West W.A. The best of both worlds - Old School in style and New School in vibrancy and intensity! If you like your chardonnays oaky and rich then this is for you.

    • Rich aromas of nectarines, cashew and a touch of spice leap out of the glass and the flavours are super long with stonefruits, a creamy nuttiness and a touch of the old school buttery richness to round things out.

    • It's a big rich Chardonnay but there’s a steely monster in the background that you never see but just seem to know it’s there… somewhere. Absolutely gorgeous!

    • Coby’s attention to detail is second to none.  100% french oak, (40% new), wild ferment, yeast lees stirred for 5 months and 15% of select barrels going through malolactic fermentation for that delicious creamy luxe texture. At under $19 a bottle for Angels this is a steal!

Ageing advice
Try not to open a bottle! Will age nicely for 10 years as there is lots of fruit and acidity and you will see that rich buttery character become more evident in time.

Serving advice
Crack the bottle and dive straight in.

Local food match
This is going to pair really well with roast chicken but if you have access to some fresh marron or blue manor crabs - great combo.