St. Donat Tropusi Laguna 2016, Hungary
Tropusi Laguna, translating to "Tropical Lagoon" is from the Soil Stories range by the St. Donat winery. It plays homage to the volcanic soils around Lake Balaton where dinosaurs once roamed, hence the comic label with a wine-loving T-Rex on the lake front. Not a far cry from Chardonnay with zingy orchard apples, pineapple, flavours of pear and kiwi fruit. Partly barrel-fermented, adding body and texture.
Pairs beautifully with: Roast chicken, avocado salads, fresh trout, omelettes or light spicy dishes.
Cheese pairing: Dutch Gouda or White Nancy goat's cheese.