There’s something quite pure about fruit forward wines12/2/2021, 10:45:30 AM
There’s something quite pure about fruit forward wines, perhaps it’s the “less is more” concept, or maybe I just prefer less worked wines. Either way, fruit flavour is important, and that’s probably why the Melrose Pinot Noir, and now Chardonnay from Springvale have tickled my fancy. Intense and fresh on the nose, white peach, grapefruit, green grapes and citrus florals with a very slight stony edge. Upfront and zesty on the palate, lovely weight and texture, stone-fruits and lemons, green grapes again tailing off with a mineral lick to the finish. It’s a wine that tastes like a wine made from grapes should taste. A fairly obvious statement, valid nonetheless, and I really like that.