Matilda’s Ghost Chardonnay

Matilda’s Ghost Chardonnay

Matilda’s Ghost is a tribute to the Australian spirit, as recounted in the bush ballad “Waltzing Matilda” by Banjo Paterson. The song narrates the story of that iconic Australian Larrikin, “The Swagman”, who, having stolen a jumbuck (a crime punishable by hanging), is discovered camped by a billabong by the sheep’s owner and three policeman. Rather than be captured and face an acrimonious death, he jumped into the water and drowned himself. Legend has it that his ghost still haunts the site to this day.

VINTAGE

2016

ALCOHOL

13%

REGION/S

Margaret River

GRAPE VARIETIES

Chardonnay (100%)

COLOUR

Brilliant pale water white with a tinted green hue

BOUQUET

Subtle toasty French oak, aromatic carrying notes of fleshy white peaches, lemon blossoms and a crisp herbaceous tone

PALATE

Balanced and intense with a refreshing acid line adding length and minerality. Ripe fleshy fruit layers with soft spicy oak. Complexity is evident exhibiting herbaceous pristine fruit typical to the Margaret River region. Soft, toasty & creamy back palate maintaining youthful fruit and life

COMMENT

A wine with cellaring potential, this wine represents the true aspect of its growing conditions stripped back to its honest core. Fresh, lively and riddled with layers, texture and complexity. Enjoy this wine with grilled Perch dressed in lemon, dill & cracked pepper accompanied with a seasonal garden salad

CELLARING

Can be enjoyed upon release but will benet from careful cellaring

FOOD MATCH

Perfect match with richly flavoured meats, game or mature cheddars

AWARDS

Bronze Medal - 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competiton
Silver Medal - 2015 Wine Showcase Awards
Bronze Medal - 2015 Melbourne International Wine Competition

2016 Wine Showcase Awards - Bronze Medal, 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2015 Wine Showcase Awards - Silver Medal, 2015 Melbourne International Wine Competition - Bronze Medal