Mak Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2003
Chardonnay from South Australia, Australia
The color of the wine is pale straw with brilliant green hues. Loads of citrus and green melon characters dominate the fresh bouquet and a clean, crisp, green apple character complement the soft, well-rounded palate. Ideal to drink now with any seafood and white meat dishes and will improve with short term cellaring.
"A Chablis look-alike, the attractive, crisp, fresh 2003 Chardonnay was aged in 30% new oak, but it is primarily fruit-driven, with some background minerality. With medium to full body, good definition, and lovely elegance, it should drink well for 1-2 years"- The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
About the Label:
"On the Road to Gundagai" is a fascinating piece of Australian bush lore that personifies the Aussie battler, and the pioneering spirit. Transporting badly needed supplies, drovers were required to cross several treacherous rivers, including Five Mile Creek near Gundagai. As legend goes, Bullocky Bill the stoic but somewhat unlucky drover became bogged at Five Mile Creek. The yoke of his bullock team broke and on top of that, the dog shat on his tuckerbox (food and supplies case). Later interpretations of the legend had the drover's faithful mutt guarding the tuckerbox, while his master went for help.
Like the recounting of local Australian bushlore Mak wines embody the "core of regional Australia", promoting and championing the unique characters of Australia's wine districts. Mak is not constrained to any one area but instead seeks to produce wines that are "best of type", utilizing varieties that are recognized as the most suited to a particular area. The name Mak is derived from shortening the proprietor's surname "McDonald" to "Mak", a typical Australian trait. View all Mak WinesLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.