Cat Amongst The Pigeons 2018 Fat Cat Eden Valley Chardonnay, $29
The fact that this range is called “Fat Cat” suggests a richly flavoured wine that invites you to sit up and take notice. As indeed this Chardonnay does. A departure from the over-oaked and buttery Chardonnays of the past, it is nevertheless bold and fruit-forward, its tropical fruit flavours making it perfectly suited to seafood, roast chicken, salads and a wide range of other dishes. Sauvignon Blanc, eat your heart out. The fruit comes from South Australia’s Eden Valley, a sub-region of the Barossa that produces fruit with oodles of natural acidity. Judicious use of French oak balances the acid out, resulting in a refined and elegant but beautifully expressive Chardonnay. Available at Dan Murphy’s and BWS.