Tiers Vineyard Old Chardonnay, Piccadilly Valley-Adelaide Hills
Bottle size: 75cl
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Today Tapanappa is wholly owned and run by the Croser family of the Piccadilly Valley in South Australia's Adelaide Hills. Tapanappa was created in 2002 by Brian and Ann Croser in partnership with Bollinger of Champagne and the Cazes family of Lynch Bages in Pauillac, to utilise three of Australia’s most expressive and unique distinguished sites to create fine wines of distinction. Since 2014 the Croser family reached agreement with Bollinger and the Cazes family that Tapanappa’s future as a fine wine company would be optimised when wholly owned by the Croser family.
2016 Tapanappa Tiers Chardonnay ripened early and fully because of the very warm growing season. Riper honey and fig characters complement the typical Tiers Vineyard peach flavour and aroma and significant texture. The wine finishes with a grapefruit and quince nuance again typical of The Tiers Vineyard terroir expression.
Fish pie and fish cakes (especially salmon fish cakes) other simple salmon preparations (simply poached or with a buttery sauce), pasta in a creamy sauce, chicken, pork, ham or cheese-based salads such as caesar salad or chicken salads that include peach, mango or macadamia nuts, mild curries with buttery sauces (such as chicken makhani) pair fabulously with a lightly oaked Chardonnay.