Matawhero Barrel Fermented Gisborne Chardonnay 2021 $31

Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Roasted cauliflower and blue cheese soup in the NZ Herald CANVAS magazine Sat June 17th 2023

What to do when two of your favourite things present themselves in one dish? Add one more right! One of the great wonders of the modern age is how beautifully roasted cauliflower and chardonnay are as a couple. Add a crumble of blue cheese and you’ve got a very sexy and fabulously feral throuple. The chardonnay must, however, be a rich, ripe, robustly-structured example heaving with roast peach, caramelised toasty oak, creamy, refreshing textures and nutty, nougat notes to do this soup justice, which is why this wine from Matawhero is total magic.