Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Chardonnay 2022 $21-26

Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Gougere – French cheese Puffs from Bourgogne in the NZ Herald July 29th 2023

I love French cheese puffs so much I think they could easily qualify for my last supper. And I love rich, butterscotchy, toasty chardonnay so much, I’ve asked that they inflate my veins with the Matawhero instead of embalming fluid when I do in fact shuffle off. Creamy, buttered crumpet characters wrap around a core of roast peach and provide a long, almond-edged finish in this Gisborne-grown glass of grins. Which is exactly what I’m looking for to pair with these puffs.