Hardys The Riddle Colombard-Chardonnay 2014

Hardys The Riddle Colombard-Chardonnay 2014

The combination of the zingy character of Colombard with the fuller, richer style of Chardonnay produces this effortlessly drinkable and refreshingly lively wine. Both varieties are fermented in stainless steel without oak contact and the wine is subsequently vibrant and very delicious. 
South Eastern Australia
South Eastern Australia
Drink now + 3 years

South Eastern Australia region of Australia

The term South Eastern Australia covers a vast area of land and pretty well covers anything that isn’t Western Australia.  This means any generic wine from the states of South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, can be labelled as such.

Generally speaking, the region benefits from a Mediterranean climate and indeed, even has the same latitudes as many a European winemaking region.


Colombard and Chardonnay are two of the most widely planted white grape varieties in France, South Africa and Australia. The former is one of the world’s great blending grapes for white wine, capable of making slightly floral wines with decent acidity. It is a high-yielding grape with neutral flavours that provides a solid base to blend with other varieties. Chardonnay’s distinctive body and rich flavours are most commonly expressed in varietal wines, but when these two varietals are blended in hot climates, they tend to show ripe stonefruit flavours and nectarine notes.

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Salads & Vegetables
This wine would suit Caesar, chicken, egg, fish or seafood salad. Would also work well with root vegetables such as carrots, onions and parsnips.
Fish & Seafood
Seafood and firm white fish such as plaice, skate and sole are good matches for this wine. You could also pair this wine with a clam chowder, kedgeree and smoked fish.
Pasta & Other Sauces
This wine works well with fish based sauces or ones that are light and creamy such as hollandaise. You could also go for a nice parsley sauce or pesto base.
Whether it's grilled, barbecued, baked or casseroled this wine works with white meats such as chicken, turkey and pork but it also suits duck and veal. 
Herbs & Spices
Works with big flavours such as coriander, fennel, garlic and ginger but will also work with basil, parsley or tarragon.
Spicy Foods
A great wine to enjoy with Thai, Chinese and light Indian dishes such as a Korma.
Matches well to Brie and Camembert but is very well suited to mozzarella and some mature Cheddars. 
Bottle 75cl:
- Earn 8 points -
Case of 6:
- Earn 48 points -
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