Rosemount Show Reserve Chardonnay 1998
Chardonnay from Hunter Valley, Australia
Show Reserve Hunter Valley Chardonnay is an outstanding example of its region and variety. Its bright appearance and lively straw colour reflect the finesse that is evident throughout the wine. The aromas shows white peach and creamy notes, with an underlying savoury character, resulting from the oak and lees maturation. The palate exudes a wealth of rich textured fruit with melon and fresh red apple flavours knitting seamlessly into the cashew-like oak and creamy lees flavours. The wine has an elegant, dry finish, with sustained fruit and excellent length. In bottle, the wine will reward cellaring for up to 10 years.
Rosemount Estate Winery
Established in 1969 by Robert Oatley and family in Upper Hunter Valley, Rosemount Estate has grown to include vineyards in the Mudgee, Orange, Coonawarra, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Adelaide Hills regions, as well as the Upper Hunter Valley. Winemaker Philip Shaw works with the Oatleys. The company's best-known wines are the Roxburgh Chardonnay, Balmoral Syrah and Mountain Blue Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon. View all Rosemount Estate 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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