d'Arenberg Olive Grove Chardonnay 2000

Chardonnay from McLaren Vale, Australia

Price: $14.99
Item No. 47192
  • RP88
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

This vintage in McLaren Vale produced exceptionally ripe, full flavored chardonnay fruit, enhancing the typical melon and tropical fruit characters of the this variety.

Upon immediate release, d'Arenberg's The Olive Grove Chardonnay is a slightly green, brilliant mid-straw color and typically exhibits attacking, fresh and lifted melon complex fig and cashew aromas. These are based on smells of apples, limes and pineapples. Traces of vanillin yeast autolysis smells give creamy and bready hints as well as some smoky & cedary touches. The youthful palate is clean, direct with limey peach and rockmelon flavors balanced by fresh grapefruit and light butter tastes, before a long elegant melon fruit finish.

Given time to prove its longevity and most importantly not served over chilled, The Olive Grove Chardonnay develops intense, complex honey, cashew, fig and soft toast aromas. Typically, butterscotch, light caramel and hints of fresh tobacco are evident too.

A mature d'Arenberg Olive Grove Chardonnay produces a rich, rolling generous and complex finish balanced by long, clean, refreshing acidity as have more than a decade and a half of previous vintages.

Learn About d'Arenberg Map ItMap It

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth...

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Learn About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is home to the oldest Australian vineyard, with grapes planted in 1838. It's a coastal area, the Indian Ocean bordering the west, which leads to a cooling factor that prevents the grapes from getting too hot. In all, the climate is a perfect one for the vines. Notable Facts In McLaren Vale, there are vines as far as the eye can see. As in other parts of...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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