Wickhams Rd Gippsland Chardonnay 2016
The D’Anna family’s Wickhams Road wines have featured here as Wines of the Week a number of times. Consistent, high-quality, cool-climate wines such as these at less than $20 are rare and deserve our support. One of an admirable pair (the other is an excellent Yarra Valley drop), this Gippsland chardonnay has a complex overlay of chalky, smoky and yeasty qualities, with white peach and citrus fruit underneath. Poised and harmonious, it has fine texture, a lingering presence and a savoury bite of skinsy dryness. A wine to buy by the case.