Pertaringa Lakeside Chardonnay 2022


I’ll be honest. I had no idea of the price when I first looked at this wine. When I later discovered it was only $17, I just about fell off the chair. This is a serious contender for the white wine bargain of the year. Sourced from a range of South Australian regions, it is never going to be mistaken for a wine offering the complexity of Montrachet, but that is not what it is about. An absolute crowd pleaser, full of flavour. Gin clear in colour, this has notes of melon, stonefruit and nuts. A leaner and fresher style than many, and all the better for it. Good focus, bright acidity, this is a seamless wine with a seductive texture. And did I mention the value?