The first wine we had from Idlewright was an unabashed success. Winning two platinum medals at competition as well as multiple 94 point scores, it is one of the most successful wines we have ever featured. As a brand built on offering luxurious wines, Idlewright has a perfect track record so far, our experts are incredibly excited for the follow up: The 2017 Idlewright Chardonnay. Coming from fantastic vineyards all across Austrailia this wine hits all the right notes: pale citrus, melon, spice, and oak. The word we keep coming back to when talking about this wine is “polished.” It’ll be the perfect addition to any evening.
Australian wine has really come into its own the last few decades. Winemakers have the entire southern quarter of the continent staked out with vineyards covering all different types of soils. Australia’s hot and dry climate requires extremely careful and precise irrigation in order to properly nourish the vines, allowing for just enough water for the fruit to ripen without overwatering the delicate root system of the vineyards. The wines that come from Austraila are big, bold, and incredibly enjoyable.
The round texture really defines the drinking experience of this wine. It is polished, complex, and will be fantastic for pairing with food. There's a beautiful nuttiness and subtle bit of spice in it as well!