Fabulous Value from the South
Trennert West Winds McLaren Vale Chardonnay 2014
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
We have struck gold down south and purchased a mixed collection of Chardonnays from McLaren Vale.
The McLaren Vale climate is tempered enough by the prevailing ocean and gulf winds to stop the flavours of this variety from blowing out.
This variety can become too fat from the Barossa Valley for example. Our last Chardonnay purchases were the quite elegant 2012s from the Adelaide Hills but they are fast running out. This release then shows our style.
We look for a replacement but buy the best value so the Adelaide Hills customers are now asked to change by switching to the McLaren Vale.
There is little risk and recall we do not want oak on this sort of wine as that is where 80% of the taste problems develop.
I see good value in the West Winds.