Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas countdown: Sileni Estate's The Lodge Chardonnay


Recommended to me by a rather fabulous woman as the perfect “Chardonnay Christmas Comeback”, Sileni Estate The Lodge Chardonnay just may be the perfect tipple to accompany your seasonal feast this year.
It’s always a challenge tucking into traditional Christmas fare Down Under when the temperature is soaring, but we do - and we do it well. A rich red to wash it all down is taking things a little too far however, and I think that is exactly the spot that this chardonnay would occupy perfectly.
Grant Edmonds, Sileni Estate Chief Winemaker calls it “the perfectly-mannered wine to respect and not overwhelm the richest Christmas dinner”, and it is most definitely an elegant and well-formed drop. Bright, light and straw yellow with some “lemoniness” in the colour, The Lodge is hand picked, barrel-fermented and aged in oak for 9-10 months, and it shows.  
Definitely a drop to try whether your Christmas fare involves pork, turkey or something vegetarian, it is definitely not an over-achiever in the best possible way - this is one guest that will complement the table perfectly and will remain a firm favourite for a long time to come!

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