The Islander White 2017

16.99 13.59

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Description

Light gold in colour with mild peach, apricot and melon aromas, the palate is full and round with hints of fruit sweetness off set by a subtle acidity. It’s a contemporary Chardonnay defined by a beautifully soft, smooth and lithe body, textured and fine and just beautifully easy-drinking.

The Islander White is a house style wine created by Jacques Lurton to complement the premium range of wines from The Islander Estate Vineyards.

Delicious with creamy chicken or turkey dishes.

  • Rich, soft, smooth
  • 750ml
  • 12.5% Alcohol
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Producer: The Islander Estate Vineyards

Australia’s third largest island, Kangaroo Island, is an island of immense natural beauty with a great array of wildlife including the native kangaroo, wallabies, penguins, mighty wedge-tailed eagles, platypus and koalas. The 300 hectare Islander Estate, which was established by Bordeaux winemaker Jacques Lurton in 2000, sits near Parndana, in the Heartland district and was selected by the Frenchman when visiting in 1997, due to its desirable combination of heritage agricultural and vineyard potential and north facing slopes. Three years later his dream was realised with the planting of an 11 hectare vineyard with varieties Jacques had enjoyed working with around the world - Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Sangiovese, Shiraz, Grenache, Viognier and Semillon.

Rated as a 5-star “outstanding” winery by Australia’s pre-eminent wine critic James Halliday, the estate boasts state of the art winemaking equipment, most of which was shipped from France including a modern 70 tonne winery with a winning combination of large wooden vats and smaller French barriques for ageing. Whilst he considers the soils to be quite similar to those of Fitou in Languedoc-Roussillon, Southern France, Jacques found an immense amount of variation in terroir with respect to soils, rainfall, aspect and winemaking style, all of which influenced the resulting wine. Although there is a lot of grape ripening sunshine on the island, the climate is given a helping hand by the Southern Ocean’s cooling maritime breezes which protect the grapes against over exposure during the summer months.

The Islander, and its stand out wines such as Bark Hut Rd Shiraz, the premium Chardonnay and the affordable yet iconic grape of Chianti Classico, Sangiovese, perfectly pairs old established European varieties and winemaking with laid back sun-soaked island life.

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