In 2009, Echo Ridge is proud to release its first 'oaked' Chardonnay. A combination of careful hand picking and traditional french wine making techniques, has helped us create a very elegant, lightly oaked style.
Our elegant and flavoursome Chardonnay, picked from our vineyard's ‘Top Block’ displays refreshing melon and citrus characters, well balanced by natural acidity. With 50% new French oak barrel fermentation and extended lees contact, the palate is complex and creamy, with great length.
The fruit flavours and oaking treatments are beautifully integrated to deliver a wine of class and style. Drinking well as a young wine, or cellar for the medium term, 2– 5 years. Excellent with white meats, seafood pastas or a warm chicken salad.