Hardys The Riddle Chardonnay-Semillon 2015

Hardys The Riddle Chardonnay-Semillon 2015

A popular blend sourced from Riverina, Riverland and Murray-Darling, this wine has a typically soft creamy texture with limey flavours and subtle oak overtones. A small percentage of Colombard is added to give the finish an extra bit of zingy acidity.
Chardonnay and Semillon are two grape varieties of the Old World, the former originally from Burgundy, the latter from Bordeaux, which are perpetually blended together in the New World. Both tend to be weighty white wine grapes and this subsequently falls on the heavier end of the spectrum.
South Eastern Australia
South Eastern Australia
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"The unusual name the riddle is reference to the skill needed to solve the problem of successfully blending different wines together to make the finished wine, which will be suitable to the market at which it is aimed. The wines are made to suit modern wine consumption in any entertaining situation where informality is the key."

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.


A blend of white grapes that was made popular by the New World wine producers – most notably the Australians. Semillon works well with Chardonnay giving a nice fatness to the wine which accentuates the lemony citrus aromas and flavours to make an easy-drinking, versatile glass of white.

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Salads & Vegetables
This style of wine would go with a grilled vegetable salad or an onion tart and the classic ratatouille.
Fish & Seafood
A fantastic wine to partner with shellfish such as crab or lobster. It would also work well with deep sea fish like swordfish, monkfish, tuna or turbot.
Pasta & Other Sauces
Butter and cream based sauces with the addition of mushrooms, pesto and pancetta work well with this wine. 
A winner with poultry such as roast chicken and turkey but also a fine match to pork, ham and duck.
Herbs & Spices
This wine is a hit with ginger and parsley, tarragon and coriander but also works with classics like basil and garlic.
Spicy Foods
An instant hit with Indian coconut-based dishes such as Korma but works just as well with some Indonesian cuisine.
A treat with smoked cheeses and mozzarella and can handle most soft cheeses. 

Bottle 75cl:
- Earn 8 points -
Case of 6:
- Earn 48 points -
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