Climbing Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from Australia

Item No. 88257
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH90
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Winemaker's Notes

The cool climate Climbing Chardonnay exhibits vibrant fruit followed by intensity and length. The fruit was harvested in the cool night to avoid any oxidation and assist in the cold settling. Once racked, the juice was transferred to French barriques for fermentation. After fermentation, the lees were stirred adding complexity to the wine. This Chardonnay received minimal handling so that the purity of fruit shines through.

Learn About Climbing

The wines of Climbing are sourced from Orange, the Australian wine region in New South Wales, located approximately 125 miles west of Sydney on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range. Defined by altitude, as well as by soil type and other more common traits of terroir, Orange begins at 1,965 feet (600 meters) above sea level, and is one of Australia"s highest and coolest wine...

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Learn 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 - 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...

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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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