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Beechworth attracts the most artisanal winemakers, the region's rich mineral soils and parched, undulating terrains, breed wines of vigorous flavour, crystalline textures and boney savoury tannins. The first parcel of Crown Land in the region was acquired by Isaac Phillips in 1857, he christened his estate Golden Ball and built a hotel named Honeymooners Inn, servicing miners on their way up the steep trails to the Beechworth goldfields. The old pub remains but the surrounding land has been turned over to viticulture, planted to vine in the nineteen naughties, it produces a quality of wine that's reserved for the nation's most exclusive winelists. Served by savvy sommeliers and savoured by the most discerning patrons, the limited releases of Golden Ball are an essential experience for.. Small batches of beechworth's best»
Jack Mann reigns eternal as the greatest winemaker in the history of the Australian west. Jack Mann's son Tony grew up amongst the vineyards of Houghton but took a keener interest in things Cricket. He exelled at both pursuits but is best remembered as the legendary leg spinner Tony Rocket Mann. During his off seasons away from the pitch, Tony would plant parcels of vine alongside his illustruious father Jack and his own young son Robert. The fully grown Robert now makes his own wine, from fruit of the very vines sown by Jack and Tony Mann. Robert learned from his grandfather that great winemaking required a spiritual oneness with nature. The birds and the bees play a pivotal role in achieving a harvest of the most personable grapes. The ultimate quality of the ferments are decided by.. Whence the west was won»

Petaluma Piccadilly Chardonnay CONFIRM VINTAGE

Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
Langtons Distinguished Classification. A powerful yet elegant wine, enriched by the extravagance of barrel ferments, new French oak and battonage. Petaluma assembles Chardonnay from an archive of superior blocks in Piccadilly Valley, all are fortuitious microclimes, blessed by slow ripening conditions, very similar to Chardonnay's ancestral home in La Bourgogne. These splendid sites are closely planted and fastidiously managed through strict regimens of shoot and fruit thinning, to achieve the most meagre yields of peerless quality Chardonnay.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$305.50
Grapes are all hand picked, a portion are whole bunch pressed, the balance are gently destemmed, chilled and crushed. Following several days days of cold settling, most of the partially clarified juices are filled to a high proportion of new Dargaud et Jaegle French Vosges oak barriques and hogsheads for vinification. Upon completion to sugar dryness, barrels are racked and inoculated through Petaluma's own native bacteria. The unique bugs present at malolactic impart a lovely creaminess and contribute textural mouthfeel. Batches are treated to regular lees stirring battonage over the course of several months, before being racked and rested for the final assemblage.
Bright, light straw colour. Abundant white peach and nectarine aromas, gentle toasty smoke. A creamy textured palate, refreshing acidity contributes zing to support the distinctive, nutty sweet fruit characters, leading to a dry finish without hardness. A very textured wine with lovely lingering acidity in a drink now style which will evolve beautifully, one of nature's wonders from Piccadilly Valley.
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