A strikingly lifted nose of lemon zest, white blossoms, granny smith apple skin, and hints of freshly grilled nuts entices you to look deeper into the alluring bouquet. There you will find subtle hints of marzipan, cashew butter and the suggestion of freshly torched creme brulee. The bead is very fine with a creamy persistent mousse. The delicate palate is a finely balanced act. A tight mineral acid line underpins generous white fleshed stone fruit poised in an energetic dance with an intriguing sea spray salinity. Ever licked an oyster shell? The finish is long and complex with yeast autolysis providing palate weight while a lemon curd acidity carries the focused mineral finish.
The Pollyanna Principle is the tendency for people to remember pleasant times more accurately than unpleasant ones. Chester's mother, Pauline, was a living testament to this truth, always looking on the bright side of life. An eternal optimist, she was known to family and friends alike as Pollyanna Polly.
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
d'Arenberg Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia