Chardonnay * 75cl * Organic * 13% ABV * Xianjiang, China
The Tiansai Winery sits at the southern foothills of the Tian Shan Mountains on the path of the ancient Silk Road in the north-west corner of China. Naturally surrounded by mountains and a lake, the vineyards enjoy long sunlight hours and warmth during the spring and summer months. The producer has won China Best Boutique Winery Awards successively since 2012. Wines are made by Lilian Carter (Pernod Ricard). Very complex with lovely ripe orchard fruit and toasty oak notes, and a creamy, slightly nutty texture. Reminds us top-drawer Margaret River and California Chardonnay - a real bargain.