Not often that we get to compare two of the same grape back to back.
Just because Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular wines, it doesn’t mean it is the most prominent in our wine rack. The Goddess makes sure that we try a lot of different grapes.
These two choices are great – but quite different in flavour and texture.
The Tom Gore had a longer finish whilst the Villa Maria highlighted what’s important as it works it’s way through the range of your taste buds.
Both are full, with creamy textures and have slight suggestions of oak.
The Tom Gore grapes are sourced from North and Central California Coast vineyards and have a 2% addition of Sauvignon Blanc.
Villa Maria has a blend of Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough and Waipara fruit.
We kept the food light with both. Next time, I think I’d try both with soft and mild cheeses or a light lunch just to let the winesspeak louder than the meal.
Tom Gore Chardonnay
Villa Maria East Chardonnay