Locals: Valkyrie Chardonnay
The 2017 Valkyrie is very much like biting into a nectarine plucked freshly from the tree, fresh and crunchy with slightly more obvious acidity and tannin than say fruit purchased from a store. There is fresh juicy peachy flavours in the wine but also a pleasant herbal note of ‘just ripe’ stone fruits which comes through in both its texture and structure. This is a wine that perfectly suits raw seafood especially oysters as well as richer types such as seared scallops or poached crayfish or classic fish n’ chips. Equally suited for simple pasta dishes or roasted white meats and poultry.