McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Crisp Chardonnay 2009 (6 x 750mL), SE Australia.

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Overview

The intensely fruit driven palate shows tropical fruit characters with hints of limey citrus flavours. The palate is tight and long displaying natural acid balance along with great length and structure.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Multi-regional
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Vibrant green hue; green pear and nectarine bouquet, striving for freshness; the palate is lively and shows nectarine and zesty acidity to finish.Rating 88 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw with light green hues.

Aroma

Lifted citrus notes are beautifully supported by hints of white peach and honeydew melon with subtle hints of mango and pineapple

Palate

The intensely fruit driven palate shows tropical fruit characters with hints of limey citrus flavours. The palate is tight and long displaying natural acid balance along with great length and structure.

Cellaring Potential

Peak Drinking: Drinking beautifully now or up to two years from vintage.

Winemaking Notes

For this special blend some parcels of Chardonnay were picked earlier than others to retain natural acidity and offer palate balance and structure. Harvested in the cool of the night and promptly delivered to the winery, the Chardonnay fruit was crushed into McWilliam’s drainers. The free run juice was then chilled and racked before fermentation. In order to retain fresh, lively primary fruit characters, specially selected yeast strains were used and after a fairly quick fermentation all parcels of wine were blended and prepared for bottling.

Vintage
2009
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

Set in the midst of the unique Australian landscape is the McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Winery. Established in 1917, the winery stands today as a pillar of winemaking excellence dedicated to creating the very best wines.

In March 2008, following two years of significant investment and expansion, the new McWilliam's Hanwood Estate Winery was opened.

The multi-million dollar development project saw the creation of a new small winemaking facility, created to handle small, premium parcels, with state-of-the-art equipment as well as new laboratory and winemaking areas, and a brand new office. The expansion allows greater flexibility and opportunities for wine style development and innovation in the region and an ongoing commitment to the Riverina area since its winemaking potential was first discovered by John James McWilliam in 1913, when he established the first winery in the region - McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate.

View McWilliam's Hanwood Estate website

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