BLACK MARKET DEAL Chardonnay 2016
- Fresh, juicy
- Adelaide Hills
Sometimes, we surprise ourselves. Like when we manage to nab a super round, incredibly voluptuous, downright delicious Adelaide Hills chardonnay before it’s even hit the reviewers. That’s just how quick off the mark our wine buying team can be. Handpicked from fruit grown in some of the most pristine vineyards in the Hills, this chardonnay is guaranteed to be a knockout...once everybody else gets word of it.
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- Adelaide Hills
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 100% Chardonnay
- Serving Temp.
Don't kid yourselves, the Adelaide Hills are bigger and much more diverse than they seem. It stretches over 80km from the Barossa Valley in the North to McLaren Vale in the South. The area is so variable that small pockets such as Piccadilly and Longwood can only ripen marginal such as Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, whereas other specific areas are perfect for peppery Shiraz and ballsy Cabernet. A healthy mix of experienced hands and young hipsters ensure the region stays at the cutting edge of the industry. Natural wines, and new European varieties including Nebbiolo and Gruner Veltliner are some of the more recent highlights to keep an eye out for.
The rules are there ain’t no rules, but here are some foods we think will work pretty well with this wine...
Chargrilled harissa fish
- 1 1/2 tablespoons harissa
- 4 x 200g blue-eye fillets, skin removed
- 1 red capsicum, cut into quarters, deseeded
- 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained, rinsed
- 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- olive oil cooking spray
- 1/3 cup low-fat natural yoghurt
- Combine harissa and 1/2 cup cold water in a shallow ceramic dish. Add fish fillets and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, if time permits.
- Preheat a barbecue grill on high heat. Place capsicum, skin side down, on grill. Cook for until skin turns black. Transfer capsicum to a plastic bag. Twist top to seal and stand for 5 minutes. Peel and discard skin. Roughly chop capsicum and place in a bowl.
- Add chickpeas, parsley and green onions to capsicum. Drizzle over 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Toss gently.
- Reduce barbecue grill to medium heat. Spray both sides of fish with oil. Cook for 3 minutes each side. Place fish and salad on plates. Top with yoghurt. Season with pepper and serve.