A Bright and Balanced Chardonnay from Marquee Artisan Wines

I haven’t had a chance to try many bottles of Chardonnay from Australia so I was happy when Marquee’s Signature Chardonnay arrived from the Yarra Valley.  Chardonnay is the most widely planted grape variety in this cool climate and I was excited to see what this wine had to offer.

About the Wine- From the Winery

Marquee 2008 Signature Chardonnay is 100% Chardonnay from the Yarra Valley region of Australia.  It has 12.7% alcohol and retails for $14.99.  For more information see www.marquee.com

Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine

The Marquee pours a vibrant gold in the glass.  Its aromatic nose has notes of lime, honeydew, and mango.  This light bodied wine shows bright flavors of pineapple, lime, peach, and melon that are nicely balanced with hints of toasted nuts.  The finish is tangy with pleasant acidity.  A very refreshing Chardonnay from Marquee!

My Wine Rating- B

Food Pairing Suggestions- Perfect with a salad with chicken, apples, and walnuts, pasta with scallops, or grilled red snapper

*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review

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