Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2005 Front Label
Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2005 Front Label

Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2005

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750ML / 13.5% ABV
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750ML / 13.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

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.

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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.
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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.
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A large, climatically diverse country with incredibly diverse terrain, producing just about every wine style imaginable, Australia has a grand winemaking history and some of the oldest vines on the planet. Most regions are concentrated in the south of the country with those inland experiencing warm, dry conditions and those in coastal areas receiving tropical, maritime or Mediterranean weather patterns. Australia has for several decades been at the forefront of winemaking technology and has widely adopted the use of screwcaps, even for some premium and ultra-premium bottles. Thanks to the country’s relatively agreeable climate throughout and the openness of its people, experimentation is common and ongoing.

Shiraz is indeed Australia’s most celebrated and widely planted variety; Barossa Valley leads the way, producing exceptionally bold and supple versions. Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia's second most planted variety, can be blended with Shiraz but also shines on its own particularly in Coonawarra and Margaret River. Grenache and Mourvèdre are also popular, both on their own and alongside Shiraz in Rhône Blends. Chardonnay is common throughout the country and made in a wide range of styles. Sauvignon Blanc has recently surged in popularity to compete with New Zealand’s distinctive version and Semillon is often blended in Margaret River or shines on its own in the Hunter Valley. Riesling thrives in the cool-climate Clare and Eden Valleys. Sticky-sweet fortified wine Rutherglen is a beloved regional specialty of Victoria.

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.

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