Quick seafood stew – matched in dish Magazine 2019

Straight away I’m hurling myself toward a ripe, rumpty, roasty, toasty, slightly smoky chardonnay to chip away at whilst sampling this sensational stew.  The Vidal Soler Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018 ($34.99) has a rich, smoky tone layered with citrus and caramelized spices, a heavyweight amongst its peers and perfectly suited to this recipe.  Beautifully balanced, juicy and textural – winemaker Hugh Crichton lives up to Vidal’s statuesque chardonnay reputation again.