Aussie Chardonnay becoming ‘too lean’

Aussie Chardonnay becoming ‘too lean’

Too many modern styles of Australian Chardonnays show a tendency towards leanness which obscures the regional typicity the grape is capable of, a leading winemaker has said. Speaking at the London Wine Fair, Larry Cherubino, winemaker for Robert Oatley Vineyards, said that some of the country’s Chardonnays showed evidence of “a lot of artifice”, with the style pendulum swinging from one extreme of honeyed richness to another of leanness.

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