Is it a place? Is it a frame of mind? Is it attainable by the beardless? These are but some of the questions to ponder while enjoying these wines. Curated and sometimes blended by The Wine Depository owner Philip Smith.
Whatever your facial hair situation you are guaranteed to get a wine that offers value and flavour well beyond compare. The Bearded State team is committed to finding you interesting wine varieties and styles that are approachable, enjoyable and great value.
Silky stone fruits, cashews and caramel oak. There is everything to love about this Chardy. Try it with a ripe brie with all the trappings. Don’t keep it any longer than it takes to cool it down in the fridge, it is too delicious to store away.
Chardonnay – The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.
Yarra Valley – A region that is just too big to generalise about. The difference between Upper and Lower Yarra can be the ability to ripen some grapes or not. Great wines are made in the Yarra but it is best to know the producers.