It already feels like we have got to know America Brewer and Oastbrook, as she already has a few vintages under her belt through a partnership with winemakers. But this Chardonnay 2020 marks a milestone as it’s the first home-grown Oastbrook release.
And it’s very classy. Don’t let the ‘Oak’ on the label put you off – it’s just a seasoning. This Chardonnay is understated and elegant: there’s a bright nose of red apple and citrus zest, with a mineral, struck match note, just a hint of spice and also suggestions of nectarine and tangerine.
What I really enjoyed about this were the delicate textures throughout and the thoughtful use of oak.