Wyndham Bin 222 Chardonnay 2012
Chardonnay from Australia
Vibrant straw with yellow hues. Fresh aromas of stone fruit and melon enhanced with toasty charry oak, melded with a nutty complexity that is derived from malolactic fermentation and aging on lees. Generous and soft with lashings of peach, quince and citrus balanced by vanillin oak and creamy malolactic ferment flavors. The wine has obvious presence by combining fruit intensity, oak aging and malolactic fermentation for a modern twist on a classic style.
This is a versatile wine that will match dishes such as grilled veal with roasted winter vegetables.
Wine Spectator - "Light and refreshing, this is expressive with pear and nectarine fruit that keeps singing through the open-weave finish."
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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- home to Sydney and other tourist destinations, New South Wales has a smaller focused wine growing region, but many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations and so are deemed New South Wales appellation.
Western Australia– a small corner of Australia winemaking occurs on the opposite coast of the others. The largest state, Western Australia includes the smaller appellation of Margaret River.
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 the country.
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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5 ratings, 3 with reviewsluvwine - Cincinnati, OH38/18/2014Just had this last night. Was nice and pleasant.DAC - Melrose, WI410/18/2013Great Chardonnay for the price!!!! I'd definitely buy again.Sherrie Smith - Lebanon, MO410/8/2013
This is a very nice, easy to drink wine. Dry and smoothgregm - Seattle, WA49/3/2013RedWine512 - Tampa, FL45/19/2013
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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.
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