Wishing Tree Unoaked Chardonnay 2011
Chardonnay from Australia
This is a wildly appealing wine. Beautiful aromatics of pear, peach, apple and citrus notes. Every mouthful is full of fresh, vibrant, thirst quenching and elegant fruit characters. Yet its soft and sexy, and finish goes on and on. Delicious!!
International Wine Cellar - "Pale yellow. Fresh pear and nectarine aromas are brightened by a touch of lemon zest. Juicy and precise, with good lift to its orchard and pit fruit flavors. Finishes smooth and long, with a lingering hint of bitter pear skin."
The Wine Advocate - "The 2011 Chardonnay offers pronounced citrus aromas of grapefruit and kumquat with an undercurrent of lime leaf and green apples. Light to medium-bodied, the palate shows very good balance, with expressive citrus flavor, lively acid and a medium-long finish. Drinking now, it should remain fresh to 2014."
Wishing Tree Winery
"The name comes from my childhood days. I, along with my two sisters and older brother, would run around our local park, under the watchful eyes of our mother and father. When we had suitably exhausted ourselves, we would gather under a beautiful old oak tree, with wide trunk and massive almost exaggerated canopy. To gain a few minutes peace, our parents told us if we made a wish under this tree, it would come true. The tree became The Wishing Tree."
- John Larchet, Proprietor
All of the fruit for The Wishing Tree is sourced from in and around the Margaret River region. These wines showcase the best of the riper characteristics of the fruit picked in the warmer northern parts of the region and the more subtle, delicate nuances of the fruit from the cooler conditions in the south. View all Wishing Tree Wines
About Other Australia
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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