For lovers of mouthwatering, fruit first Chardonnay, this sun kissed Aussie is the cat’s pyjamas. Crisp, vibrant and zingy, it’s full to the brim of pure fruit character – the kind of white you want to keep in the fridge to pour at a moment’s notice.
If you’re ever in McLaren Vale in South Australia and you take a drive down Chalk Hill Road, you’ll pass a number of fairly innocuous looking sheds. Inside one of them is a band of ‘young minded’ winemakers, working on a range of tasty projects, just like this sumptuous Chardonnay. Way & Cat is short for ‘wayfaring catador’, catador being Spanish for taster. So the name is a tribute to how the team source their fruit – they head out into the countryside to taste the grapes of their vine growing friends. When they find the selections they like, they vinify each parcel separately and then blend the results into fruit first expressions of the varieties they chose. Brimming with peach and green apple, this crisp Chardie is a top aperitif.
"Crisp, joyful and supremely refreshing, this is what modern Aussie Chardonnay is all about"
Daniel Parrott Buyer for Australia