Juice 2018 Chardonnay, M3, Shaw and Smith, Adelaide Hills, AUS
Grape 100% Chardonnay
Farming Traditional, Vegan
Tasting Note The nose shows intense aromas of white flowers and lemon blossom. Typically, the M3 shows citrus and nectarine notes. Aiming for elegance, restraint and the ability to age, the acidity is bright and there is generosity of flavour on the palate.
Established in 1989 by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW, Shaw + Smith's aim is to make contemporary, high quality wines that stand among the best of their type in Australia. The wines are made exclusively from fruit grown in the Adelaide Hills, one of Australia's coolest and most exciting regions. Shaw + Smith specialise in grape varieties suited to cooler climates, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and also make outstanding wines from Shiraz and Pinot Noir.
We just love the whole range of wines that Shaw and Smith produce as they are superbly balanced and show excellent varietal typicity. The cool climate expression of M3 Chardonnay is arguably our favourite with a judicious use of oak perfectly adding to the complexity of the wine without compromising the purity of fruit. Huzzah!!
We’d be inclined to just keep it simple and go with one of our all-time favourite meals. Roast chook, potatoes, butter squash, maybe even some carrots and a cheeky side of sautéed greens drenched in bread sauce and chicken jus. The lactic characters of the wine are a perfect match with the creamy sauce and savoury chook and veg flavours whilst the inherent freshness of the wine will cut through all those delicious flavours and balance each mouthful to ensure mouth orgasms ensue.