Wine of the week: 2017 Salo Chardonnay

Salo is a side project from Dave Mackintosh (Arfion) and Steve Flamsteed (Giant Steps) that was devised over a few beers while watching an Australia vs. New Zealand rugby match. Cool story, though what’s mostly important to us is that they’re two of the Yarra Valley’s finest winemakers, and together they’ve produced this: one of the most compelling Yarra Valley Chardonnays we’ve tasted this year. It’s driven with saline acidity, white peach, green apple, flint and smoke; there’s a whiff of nutty, oxidative complexity throughout too, which certainly calls for a classic roast chook.

Yarra Valley, $44
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