Roberts Estate Wines
Wine Tips

Chardonnay

Chardonnay, anyone? Perhaps Alanis Morissette had a glass of Chardonnay in her hand and a black fly decided to have a swim in that chilled light golden liquid – isn’t that ironic?

We’re in the final week of March already. Talk about time flying past and all that. We also had an interesting natural phenomena happened sometime during the past week known as the ‘Zero Shadow Day’ due to the equinox – during an equinox, the sun is perfectly aligned with the earth’s equator and objects do not cast a shadow. Did you managed to experience that? If you did, hope you took a snapshot (and please share it with us!)

This week, we highlight the wines of Roberts Estate of Victoria, Australia. Roberts Estate wines hail from the Murray River region where the summers are hot and winters are mild. Being inland, the nights can get quite cool as well. The soil here is unique to the Murray River system, ranging from brown to red-brown loams and sands and supporting vigorous vine growth.

Top varieties grown in this region include :

Chardonnay – an important variety in the region, producing crowd-pleasing wines with bold tropical fruit and citrus flavours, as well as

Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon which are the red wines that helped make Australian wine famous around the world. Deliciously rich and robust red wines that are ideal for immediate drinking.

You might be familiar with the grape varietal Chardonnay which has its origins in the French wine region of Burgundy. For new and developing wine regions, growing Chardonnay is seen as a ‘rite of passage’ and an easy entry into the international wine market. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France, to New World wines with oak and tropical fruit flavors.

We’re offering you a great deal on these bottles (28% off normal RRP) to ease your acquaintance with these Australian bottles. So grab your hats and lets dive in for the ride, mate.

Happy drinking,
Sulo