Leeuwin Estate Prelude Vineyards Chardonnay 2004

Chardonnay from Margaret River, Australia

Item No. 85445
  • white wine
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

Color is transparent light straw with flashes of bright green. The initial aromas are intense and lifted with perfumes of white peach, nectarine/stone fruit backed by the wonderful pungency of citrus flowers. Although fermented in oak there is only an underpinning whisper of it present in the bouquet. The palate is up front with fruit showing a predominance of pears and citrus. It has weight, but with true elegance and softness. It finishes with a sense of depth and an aftertaste of nuttiness, tempered with fruit.

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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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