Get to know: Richard Hamilton, Almond Grove Chardonnay
Fresh cut nectarine. Fragrant and fruit driven with a subtle influence of French oak. This Chardonnay has lovely elegance with persistent stone fruit flavours. Dry in style, medium bodied and finishes with a clean, bright, soft acidity.
Try this with salmon fishcakes.
"Chardonnay is such a versatile grape, if you've been put off it in the past, it is time to give it some love again. This is a great modern example that is dry and fresh with just enough oak to add body, but the focus is on bright, juicy fruit."
Richard Hamilton Wines is family wine business owned by Dr Richard Hamilton and his wife Jette. With a strong wine industry heritage dating from 1837, the family has developed a distinguished international reputation for elegant fine wines. They are based on a simple philosophy – great wines are crafted from great vineyards.
Harvested while the acidity is still vibrant and sugar level not too high to retain elegance. Some flavoursome pressings were re-incorporated into the free run and the wine fermented with a neutral yeast. The French oak used provides a subtle background to the fruit, while maturation on lees has helped provide the persistence of flavour.