Color: Pale yellow to straw. Aroma: Rich stone fruit aromas of apricot and white peach, lyche with a touch of fresh citrus nicely complemented with a touch of vanilla and coconut. Palate :This is a flavorsome wine with a soft, smooth creamy palate. It has the great sweet tropical fruit and melon flavors of chardonnay with a touch of vanillin oak. The flavors integrate nicely in the mouth and result in a lingering clean finish. Food A versatile wine which makes a great accompaniment to most food, in particular creamy pasta and succulent roast chicken dishes. Notes: Chardonnay is the world's favorite grape variety with its long popularity stemming from its versatility. As a variety it takes well to oak or can produce unwooded fruit forward styles which, depending on the wine can be drunk while young or develop further with age. It's versatility also extends to food matching which makes it a great accompaniment to a wide variety of meals and indeed cuisines. Harvested at night, this chardonnay was crushed and pressed and the resultant juice was clarified. Fermentation was conducted in stainless steel tanks using a select yeast strains. Light use of oak has added creaminess and vanillin, giving the wine more depth, weight and complexity.