Bulleen 2010 Estate Chardonnay
Ripe pineapple, golden apple and Anjou pear flavors are balanced by citrus notes and a smooth, creamy finish. The wine would be a heavenly match with smoked chicken salad with apples and walnuts, four cheese pizza, calamari fritti, or Mu Shu Pork.
Grapes for this wine were harvested during cooler night and morning hours to highlight the crisp citrus flavors balancing the fruit flavors in the wine. After crushing, the must was fermented for up to twelve days at cool temperatures, around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, in a stainless steel tank. A portion of the blend went through malolactic fermentation, adding a silkiness and body to the wine. Other white varietals are blended in to add floral notes and richness to the blend.