2020 Sven Joschke 'Agios Dimitrios' Chardonnay 750mL
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Drink: w. salmon meuniere
Tastes like: Ripe stone fruit and struck flint
Sven Joschke took a circuitous route to become a winemaker. Born and raised in the Adelaide Hills and an accountant by profession, he couldn’t resist the cry of the vine (lesser amongst us have crumbled at the siren) and was taken under the experienced wings of Peter Schell at Spinifex and Jason Schwarz Schwarz Wine Co., two of the Barossa's finer contemporary winemakers, where he was allowed to find his winemaking legs before starting his own label. These are wines built for a good time. Some great vineyard resources now make up his small but buoyant range and Agios Dimitrios is no exception. For Chardonnay from McLaren Vale, this is mighty elegant. Creamy leesyness is balanced by a firm core of acidity, with abounding citrus and stone fruits playing well on along the taut-ripe tightrope.