Image courtesy of @monkeysinthekitchen - 3drops Chardonnay in a Riedel Montrachet Chardonnay glass fireside at Samson's Paddock.
If you love Chardonnay, then you have come to the right place.
Let us let you in on a little secret.
Great Southern Chardonnay is one of Australia’s hidden gems in the wine world!
The Great Southern wine region is known for its world-class Riesling and Shiraz, however, the Chardonnay produced in this Western Australian wine region is something pretty special too. So why should you fill up your glass with Great Southern Chardonnay?
1. The Great Southern has the perfect climate for Chardonnay
The Great Southern is the coolest wine region in Western Australia (recently it was only 12 degrees when our Nebbiolo Rose was being bottled - and winter has only just begun!).
It’s this cool climate that Chardonnay grapes thrive in. Every grape variety typically has a preference and Chardonnay joins the likes of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc who prefer those cooler climates.
2. Great Southern Chardonnay matches so well with food
Cool climate Chardonnay typically match very well with food because they have a nice balance of acidity and fruit flavours.
We’ve really done the groundwork for you on this one as we’ve had the pleasure of working with many of Perth’s top chefs to find the perfect Chardonnay food matches.
Therefore, when you next have a glass (or better yet, a bottle) of Great Southern Chardonnay, perhaps consider teaming it up with one of these food matches:
Fish: From takeaway night ‘fish’n’chips’ to spiced swordfish (like our friends at Samson’s Paddock suggested), you’ll find fish a great match.
Chicken liver pâté: If you’re a pâté fan then it’s nearly illegal not to match it with a big bowl-like glass full of Chardonnay.
Cheese: Seriously, you can’t go wrong with ooey, gooey cheese and Chardy. Whether you have it straight from the block or have a cheese infused dish - your palate will thank you.
Hummus: Hummus is not the typical food match you hear to pair with wine. But my oh my, it is divine with Chardonnay! Between the creaminess in the wine and the creaminess in the hummus, it really helps to bring out the fruit flavours in the wine and the garlic/spice in the hummus.
Baked oysters: For all you oyster lovers out there, you need to get onto this one asap. Baked or grilled oysters and Great Southern Chardonnay will literally have you weak at the knees. The Chardonnay has the richness to compliment the baked oysters so well.