Langmeil Spring Fever Chardonnay Barossa 2018
If you know me at all, it will come as no surprise how much of a love affair I have with Australian wine. I don’t know if its the sunshine that’s captured in the bottles, or the whiffs of eucalyptus you get on a great bottle of Cab or Shiraz, but ever since I started drinking wine, I have had a very keen taste for it. This super Chardonnay from Langmeil in the Eden Valley is no exception.
This wine is 100% Chardonnay, and contains 4.8g of residual sugar, which technically is still considered a dry wine. For certain, there is that impression of sweetness given the intensity of the ripe fruit and slightly plump palate, but it is the perfect expression of warmth and sunshine I need in my life right now. A perfect winter white, if there ever was one.
The Spring Fever Chardonnay has citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit with an excellent hit of sweet peach and pineapple, with hints of marzipan. The medium acidity is quite present and structures the wine nicely with lots of freshness to support the fruit and creamy palate. Bits of nuttiness and minerality appear towards the finish along with an excellent hit of acidity, keeping the wine very bright. Great quality at a great price, just at the $20 mark.
Available online and SAQ stores.