Moss Brothers Moses Rock Chardonnay 2022
Anyone noticed how that ridiculous ABC (‘anything but Chardy’) crowd has gone very quiet in the past couple of years? Is it any real surprise when top value, cracking wines like this Margaret River beauty are so readily available? The grapes were crushed and pressed to tank for cold settling. Racked with light lees, fermented with cultured yeast, the fermentation was divided between tanks and French oak before partial malo and then eight months maturation on lees.
Pale yellow in colour, we have notes of spices, lemons, melons and citrus. Fresh acidity here, a fine line driving the wine through to a decently long finish. Flavour and focus, this is a well above average Chardy, drinking beautifully now, but which will continue to do so over at least the next year or two. A touch of oak, but all well integrated. The team recommend it being served with “citrus roasted chicken with preserved lemon and broccoli slaw”. Who even knew there was such a thing as ‘broccoli slaw’, and why would you want to eat it? But citrus roasted chicken sounds perfect.