Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Brightwater Gravels 2009 Chardonnay
Sometimes a wine is just too easy to drink. That was the case with this bottle; one from so far out in right field that I'd never even heard of the label before. From Nelson, in New Zealand, it is a chardonnay that ticks all the boxes. It's soft and food friendly, elegant with citrus and stone fruit notes, features some nutty oak that adds structure but is not intrusive, and has excellent structure. I tried to find something about it on the internet, but failed. All I can tell you is that it is imported into Australia by Mira Arocha of Arocha Imports and it's a darn good drink for the price. $28.