Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 1996

Chardonnay from Margaret River, Australia

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Item No. 20306
  • WS93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

The colour is a brilliant pale yellow with tints of green. The nose shows freshly cut yellow fleshed peaches with some underlying subtle barrel fermentation characters.

The palate is rich and full, though tightly structured, showing a combination of poached stone fruit and sweet grapefruit flavours. The wine will develop well over the next few years and the flavours will meld into a soft, clearly varietal Margaret River chardonnay.

Ideal to accompany fish, particularly whiting and shellfish as it matures, and then any full flavoured white meat.

Learn About Leeuwin Estate Map ItMap It

After an extensive search in 1972 to identify the most suitable Australian area for the production of premium varietal wines, Robert Mondavi singled out a small plot of land in the Margaret River region. At the time a cattle farm, Leeuwin Esate evolved under the direction of owners Denis and Tricia Horgan, with Mondavi acting as a consultant and mentor. The initial vineyards were...

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Learn About Margaret River

Located in the southwest area of Western Australia, the country's largest state, Margaret River wine growing region is on a peninsula jutting out into the Indian Ocean. The climate is reminiscent of Bordeaux in some ways, leading many winemakers to plant grapes of that nature, such as Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. Other varieties that have found results are Chardonnay & Riesling.

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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