Risotto night is white wine night and as risotto is quick and warming we’ve been enjoying quite a bit in the cold weather. Plunkett Unwooded Chardonnay was one of those choices.
It’s pale and looks rather weedy, but it smells distinctly fruity with just a hint of herb. It’s dry and they didn’t lie about the lack of oak. It has a medium acidity and despite the dryness the fruit adds a sweet zing. It has typical melon but with some pineapple juiciness and just enough citrussy zip.
It has a medium high alcohol level, but edging more towards medium for a New World offer. At £10 this is a bit over priced, but with assorted offers and deals it usually works out at about £7 from Naked Wines, and it that level it’s great value.