Why we like it
Chardonnay and it’s lesser known but equally delightful sister grape Aligote are the only two white grapes that are legally allowed to go in wine from Burgundy. The good people at Blind corner have reimagined this combo with a distinctly Aussie twist.
It is made from a single block of wild-fermented Chardonnay, which is slowly being overtaken by Aligoté grafts, all wild fermented in barrel and rough filtered to bottle, keeping the wine as close to the vineyard as possible. Easily the best (ahem, only) Chardonnay Aligoté from Margaret River in the last 100 years.
Ripe peach, stone fruit and almond on the nose of this fantastic wine, beautifully rich and fresh the fruit almost leaps out of the glass. There is a clean, mouth cleansing line of acid that resets the palette for round 2. Margaret River Chardonnay to right.