Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Ngeringa Chardonnay 2009

The Klein's operate their vineyard and marketing to the beat of their own drum. Some would say they are the precursors to the Natural Wine Movement in South Australia but they don't advertise this fact. Why is this? Well I think that it is because being labelled as being part of the natural wine movement might be linked to a marketing drive and the Klein's don't want to do that. They just make great booze in a manner that they respect. 

Ngeringa Chardonnay 2009

There is an element of richness in this wine yet it is still very light and zesty as it travels up your tongue. What got me going was the inherent drink-ability with a food friendly and subtle elegance about it. It feels like the wine has been worked hard in the winery but you could hardly tell by the even flow of the flavours and the extra texture that is so often lacking in Australian wines. I could say that this is 110% Chardonnay as there is so much packed into the wine but I won't has it sounds tacky. 

Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: $35 (cheap as chips)
Rated: 92+
Drink: 2015 - 2020

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