Plantagenet Omrah Unoaked Chardonnay 2008
Chardonnay from Australia
The 2008 Omrah Chardonnay was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks after the clean juice is drained/pressed from the skins and pulp and racked off gross lees. Once fermented the wines spends considerable time on its yeast less with stirring to provide mouth feel and complexing flinty lees flavors.
Aromas of fragrant lime and lemon peel, a hint of cantaloupe and an undertone chalky, stony note greeting the nose. The palate is succulent, supple and juicy with those citrus flavors driving through the core and finishing with a lick of fresh acid and savory minerality.
Wine & Spirits - "Everyone on our panel agreed this had lovely, pure chardonnay flavors, but we all described them differently: orange and lime leaf, McIntosh apple or quince and kumquat or bright white peach. It's a bold stroke of flavor, something to catch now while it's young and fresh. The citrus zest character in the finish will clean up after oysters and be great with grilled fish."
The first vines were planted in 1968 at "Bouverie" Denbarker. These consisted of 4 1/2 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Plantagenet Wines now has boosted the total acreage to 100, including Malbec, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Plantagenet aims to make elegant, structured wines that have complexity, finesse and balance. View all Plantagenet Wines
About Other AustraliaView a map of Other Australia wineries
With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales- New South Wales has a variety of smaller wine growing regions. Many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations, leading to the more encompassing designation of New South Wales.
Western Australia– A small percentage of Australia’s winemaking occurs on the West Coast. The largest Australian state, Western Australia, includes the appellations Margaret River and Great Southern.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in Australia.
About AustraliaLike 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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