If you are getting tired of drinking the same old Chardonnay, why not try a new one from Tasmania. New wineries are popping up there all the time and the quality continues to improve. Riversdale Estate, in the mild and dry Coal River Valley, has been around for over 20 years. Today I am tasting the 2011 Riversdale 'Crater' Chardonnay.
Citrus flavours dominate the palate. This is a clean wine, quite balanced with some serious acidity. The flavour profile reminds me very much of Tumbarumba Chardonnay. Having said this, the wine is a little fuller and fruitier, but still done in the 'modern' Australian style. The citrus flavours are still strong on the back palate, leading to a refreshing finish.
This is a very good all-rounder, but would go particularly well with summer salads.