Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2005
Chardonnay from Australia
Petaluma Chardonnay is selected from seven distinguished vineyard sites in the Adelaid Hills sub-region of the Piccadilly Valley, that are twenty-five years old. A refined and minerally Chardonnay with nectarine flavors and texture typical of the very best vintages from Piccadilly.
The 2005 Petaluma Chardonnay is refined and has great minerality. Ripe nectarine and white peach aromas and flavours are complemented by gentle char from the barrel fermentation and lingering acid typical of cool vintages from the Piccadilly Valley. The extended yeast lees contact and Vosges oak combine to helphighlight this texture without imparting oiliness.
With a few years of age, this wine is tasting delicious! Chill down and drink up.
Wine Enthusiast - "From founder/ winemaker Brian Croser’s last vintage, this is an excellent wine, balancing ripe peach and nectarine flavors with hints of vanilla and toasted hazelnuts. It’s richly textured and full-bodied, with a long finish redolent of custard and citrus."
Petaluma, founded by world-famous winemaker Brian Croser, is widely regarded as Australia's pre-eminent small winery. Petaluma wines are made in various vineyard sites, each selected for specific characteristics. View all Petaluma 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.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.3 out of 5 stars
6 ratings, 3 with reviews54/12/2012
Excellent!pranky - Raleigh, NC43/20/201253/18/2012passed its best but if the bottle is good it will be excellent42/21/2012
- Light & Crisp
14/29/2011Thomas Lawrence - Roanoke, VA23/6/2011If you like the taste of pickle with your chardonnay, then you'll love this. It's too bad, because the backdrop was a good, balanced flavor. But the weird, harsh top notes put me off.
- Light & Crisp