The VineCo Global Passport Series Bourbon Chardonnay is Chardonnay with a twist! Diving into the iconic white wines of Australia, this blend of Chardonnay and Semillon has been taken a step further with the addition of bourbon oak. The wine is full bodied with notes of grilled peach, baked pear and tropical citrus. The bourbon oak delivers a twist of caramel, vanilla bean and subtle baking spice. A rich and textured mouthfeel is balanced with fresh acidity and a long lingering finish. A lovely sipper with complex flavours and unique profile that is sure to excite.
Suggested food pairings include roast pork with apples and root vegetables, butternut squash risotto, and goat cheese.
The GPS23 wines were available by pre-order only.
If you Reserved this trending take on Chardonnay- it is now in stock and you may come down to pick-up or start your wine!
Every year, our highly anticipated VineCo™ Global Passport Series takes us on a new adventure to the most prominent, well-respected wine regions – from highly touted up-and-coming regions to age-old vineyards with long histories. Available for a short time by reservation only.
Chardonnay is the most widely-planted major wine grape variety in the world! Although it faithfully retains its varietal stamp, winemakers love it because it easily expresses other factors such as soil type climate, etc. Whether it’s a big and oaky or a classic and clean- you will understand why it’s so wildly popular.
Southern Australia’s picturesque wine region is located east of the Barossa Valley and extends for over 300km along the Murray River. This long-established region has more Chardonnay plantings than all the Southern wine growing regions combined in Australia. Chardonnay from this region is vibrant with ripe flavours and oak is often used to support the richness of the wines and add further complexity. Riverland’s continental climate, flat terrain and long hours of sunshine mean the vines receive consistent, quality sunlight, greatly reducing their chance of disease and ensuring fully ripe, flavourful fruit. The Riverland region is the largest producer of wine in all of Australia. The scenic region is located east of the Barossa Valley and extends along the Murray River for more than 300km. The hot, dry continental climate with endless sunshine and cool nights makes the region one of the most perfect places for growing grapes. With minimal rainfall in the region the Murray River provides much-needed water to the area’s vineyards to help irrigate the vines to ensure fully ripe and flavourful fruit. It a place that where citrus and stone fruit tress are abundant and where world class grapes are grown alongside the wildlife filled wetland and the mighty Murray River.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
The big wines that can stand on their own. Often premium wines with higher tannins, alcohol levels and oaking levels as they all factor in a bigger tasting wine.
Big reds like Cabernet and ultra premium wines will have higher levels of oak as it adds to the complexity and finish that wine drinkers expect.