Angove Family Winemakers Red Belly Black Chardonnay 2006
Chardonnay from South Australia, Australia
This wine is bright pale straw in color with green hints, and shows abundant white peach and citrus on the nose. The palate is soft and luscious with nectarine and lemon flavors being supported by spicy vanillin oak.
Australian Wine Companion - "An attractive wine, with good finesse and focus to the melon and nectarine fruit; good oak integration."
Angove Family Winemakers Winery
The Angove family company, Angove's Pty. Ltd., ranks among Australia's largest privately owned wine companies and stands as one of the few with strong interests in distilling as well as grape growing and winemaking.
His early experimentation with vines, winemaking and distilling, led to the establishment of a proud family business. Dr. Angove's initial plantings at the township of Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide foothills were the forerunner of one of the largest vineyards in the southern hemisphere - the magnificent Nanya Vineyard at Renmark in South Australia's Murray Valley.
Since World War II, the company has steadily expanded its operations and structure. Their Renmark facility has grown to become a major winemaking and distilling enterprise, with storage capacity for more than15 million litres of wine and spirit. In 1947, Thomas William Carlyon Angove, grandson of the founder, took the helm as Managing Director, beginning a new era in development.
In 1983, the fourth generation of the family took control, when John Carlyon Angove succeeded his father as Managing Director of the company.
The success of the Angove's identity owes a great deal to a pioneering spirit. The same urge that drove Dr. Angove to leave his home in Cornwall and emigrate to Australia is evident in many of the developments the company has taken since. View all Angove Family Winemakers Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley and Eden Valley.
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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16 ratings, 16 with reviewschester kulesza - Austin, TX45/23/2009Great while great value and very nice everyday wineCheryl Merkel - Aurora, OH54/25/2009great, smooth chardonnay, not much oak. Disappointed it is not longer available.jeff b - Southampton, PA37/16/2009Excellent value for a chard. Not much oak...very refreshing. And to the last person who commented...Wine.com does denote it IS a screw cap wine as MOST Australian wines are going to the screw cap! Eventually, MOST wines will go to synthetic and then to screw cap in time for spoilage reasons. Do your homework next time before spouting off!54/7/2009Wonderful . . . light actually, very tasty on the palate!37/30/2009I goofed below - I meant a Sauvignon Blanc, not a Cabernet Sauvignon! - Oops!Kent - Ballwin, MO11/9/2010Too acidic for my taste and somewhat bitter with ho-hum flavor.pjz0001 - The Colony, TX48/8/2009We purchased this bottle of wine because it was on special and it really turned out quite to be a nice surprise. Very light character, but it wasn't as dry as other Chardonnays like we've had. It was a great wine to have around for sipping. Its not something you'd serve like at a dinner party but it was a nice wine to have just to have after a long day at work.412/28/2009This is a great Chardonnay for the money.Chelsea Starr - Minot, ND412/26/2009For 7.99 this is a rich silky wine, a real find for the price. Melon flavors, buttery finish.dawoodsy - Forsyth, MO32/4/2010Not for my taste, somewhat bitter, overpoweringGreg Miller - Columbus, OH41/18/2010This is a very nice wine for the price. I bought another bottle of this immediately after trying. I normally tend to prefer red wines but this is a very good white.42/20/2010great flavor and balance.tasted just how a chardonnay should.37/30/2009I was surprised how much this tasted like a Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice clean taste but a bit dry for a Chardonnaynicolaus yannotti - Deer Park, TX57/28/2009I encourage anyone to try this wine to anyone who likes a light snack of cheese and crackers. mild cheddar. fabulous37/30/2009I was suprised how much this tasted like a Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice clean taste but a bit dry for a ChardonnayPepperblue - Missouri City, TX51/7/2010Very nice table wine.
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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