Allegiance Wines The Matron Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2021


The wine is dedicated to Australian Bush Nurses, a wonderfully worthy cause to which we can all raise a glass. Fermented and then matured, for seven months, in lightly toasted French oak, 15% new, it also sees gentle bâtonnage while on lees for a period of four months. The colour here is a lovely pale gleaming yellow. The aromas weave through citrus, cashews, lemons, a hint of ginger and peaches. Lean in style, there is a pleasing minerally backing and good intensity throughout. The wine exhibits delightful freshness and very early hints of complexity with great persistence. It will certainly drink well, and improve, over the next four to six years.