After a long hiatus it has been wonderful to welcome back small production Australian wines into our portfolio. We are particularly excited to be working in the McLaren Vale again, a region whose coastal climate, endless supply of sunshine, and diverse soils make for wines of great complexity and freshness. The McLaren Vale terroir is well suited for Chardonnay, bringing vibrancy and crisp citric nuances to the rich exotic flavors often found in Australia’s warm climate. We find all of this to be present in the 2015 Roka, and we look forward to you experiencing it.
Pale greenish gold in color, the nose pulses with fragrant honeysuckle, peach oil, and vanilla. Juicy flavors of grilled pineapple and fig are tempered by soft lemon verbena tones and a rounded, clean mouthfeel. There is a crescendo of balanced acidity and mineral through the long, refreshing finish, together with notes of orange zest and lime. Lovely on its own, the wine shows best when paired with shellfish, particularly oysters or mussels in a lemongrass broth.