By way of background: The DiGiorgio family has been working the land in Australia for over 60 years and established their initial Lucindale vineyard in 1989. Today, generations later, DiGiorgio Family Wines produces not only in Lucindale, but in Coonawarra and within the broader Limestone Coast. Review wines were provided by the winery's representative.
Original tasting and review : This is DiGiorgio Family Lucindale Chardonnay, Limestone Coast, South Australia, 2013, finished at 13.5% alcohol and first sampled three years from vintage date, in April, 2016.
Inspired by this wine: Sparkling fireworks being viewed on a breezy, dry summer's night.
In the glass: Gleaming light yellow with hints of bright gold.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, colleagues agree this shows a light, distinctly mineral and slightly slate lemon with white stone fruit and white flower petals.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact showing lively grapefruit and white nectarine. Quite a bright tone and cleansing finish.
In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a plus for its appealing aromatics on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this a good value based on the Spirit of Wine criteria
Original tasting and review : This is DiGiorgio Family Coonawarra Chardonnay, Australia, 2014, finished at 13% alcohol and first sampled two years from vintage date, in April, 2016.
Inspired by this wine: Playing jacks on a plaid blanket near the lakeside.
In the glass: Light yellow straw with faintest hints of olive.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, colleagues agree this shows medium weight, lightly metallic peach elements.
On the palate: The primary element on the palate is in fact sparkling young peach with a light lemon dressing.
In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with its bright - yet pleasing - acidity suggesting plenty of options for aging.
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