Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay 2017

"Lemon curd, peach skin and pear flavours with toasty, smokey hints from barrel ageing. A full bodied white wine, barrel aged with refreshing acidity. Drink now or potential to age for a few years." - Lynnette Hudson, Experienced Winemaker & Advisor

A full flavoured, rich and textured Chardonnay. Lemon and lime complement white peach and ripe nectarine with a lovely hint of gun flint and smoky oak. The palate is long and has a wonderful acid line, with lemon meringue and citrus zest on the finish.

"For the 2017 vintage we chose barrels from a number of coopers, Dargaud et Jaegle being predominant, with barrels from Francois Frere and Sirugue making small, yet important contributions. The blend ended up with 40% new oak, all French, the remainder one and two use, also all French. A combination of barriques (225 litres), hogsheads (300 litres) and puncheons (400and 500 litres) were used. We are increasingly using more big format and less barriques, resulting in less obvious oak and allowing fruit to shine." - Petaluma

96 Points & Special Value Star James Halliday, Wine Companion

Silver IWSC 2018, Adelaide Hills Chardonnay

From the Adelaide Hills

14% Alcohol Level
Chardonnay Grapes
Screw Top Seal

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