down under vino: 3

stop three on our journey through australia continues. so far, the grand tour by verve wine has been one of the best investments i’ve made in a wine club membership. we’ve tried three of the four wines, and it’s truly broadened our scope of wine. between the various types, notes and tastes…we’ve been trying wines that we would’ve originally turned our backs to, but now we are able to embrace their differences, expand on our palete and learn more about wine – all in the same process. i mean, how could it get any better?

so what was our third selection? well based off our weekly family dinner choice of the night – a dry rub grilled chicken with roasted poatoes – we decided on the seville estate yarra valley chardonnay 2014. it’s recommended to pair this wine with white meats or fish, so definitely the best wine choice for the evening. described to have a pale yellow color with a clear hue, the wine has “beautiful aromas of white flowers and stone fruits encased with a flinty lees reduction.”

now i did even more research on this wine, and absolutely loved hearing the story of this estate started by dr peter mcmahon. he actually planted his first vines at seville estate in 1972, which marked the rebirth of the yarra valley as a premium wine region – this region was actually very well-known in the 19th century. though this area is more well-known for its cabernet and pinot noir, i will admit this chardonnay was absolutely incredible. you quickly realize through the craftsmanship of this wine that they pay close attention to producing great wine.

interested in joining this incredible wine club? visit to learn more. stay tuned for our final tasting of “destination australia.”

until next time

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