Alpha Box & Dice 2016 Wightmare Chardonnay
Based in South Australia, Alpha Box & Dice is a winery that constantly pushes the boundaries by creating wines of sincere quality and interest. So what does the name mean? “Alpha” stands for alphabet, “box & dice” meaning a complete set in order to create an alphabet of wines. Alpha Box & Dice sources grapes from farmers across South Australia, sourcing only the best fruit possible, experimenting with varieties known worldwide and that are often relatively undiscovered in Australia. Look for Ripasso, Nero D’Avola and Dolcetto varieties.
Aromatics, floral notes and lemon sherbet on the nose. This follows through onto the lush palate which is an interesting combination of crispness and aromatics. The influence of malolactic fermentation plays a crucial role in creating a lovely creamy palate which is nuanced by grapefruit and orange blossom finishing with crisp granny smith apples and lush tropical fruits.
Enjoy me with
What we like about un-oaked chardonnay is that is just so versatile for not only for food but also appeals to a broad range of palates. Its also a great entertaining wine as it works with so many different types of food. We personally like entertaining with great cheeses, charcuterie wrapped around ripe rock melon, olives and marinated artichokes and you don’t need to stop there and can basically eat anything you like with this wine. The world is your oyster.