Petaluma `Tiers` Chardonnay 2008 (6 x 750mL), Picadilly Valley, SA.

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Overview

A single vineyard bottle aged wine from a truly distinguished site.

Planted in 1979 on friable red soils over the 1800 million year old calc-silicate basement rocks, the Tiers Vineyard is the lowest and warmest vineyard in the Piccadilly valley. The viticultural paradox of 'cool location, warm site', ensures complete ripening in the cool, sunny and dry conditions of mid autumn. A wine that needs and deserves bottle age, but has the upfront fruit to be a great drink now.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"The Tiers 2008 Chardonnay is also a great wine. Perhaps it is the equal of the 2005 and 2007, but perhaps it is superior. It is lean, dry and has great length and it is filled out wonderfully with dry viscosity in the middle palate. It is complex, soft and deliciously textural now, especially for a serious wine that will live for 10 years. This will be one of the great three or four Australian chardonnays of the 2008 vintage. A great wine."Rating 18.7/20 - Jon Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly, John Jens (14/SEP/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw, clean and bright.

Aroma

Full, ripe, white peach aromas typical of the Tiers Vineyard.

Palate

Hints of almond and cinnamon complement the peach fruit, and the savoury finish is typical of the vineyard, displaying a wonderful, long nutty viscous finish. It has wonderful mineral acidity to back up the viscous palate.

Cellaring Potential

It is a wine that needs and deserves bottle age, but it is a lovely approachable wine now.

Food Matching

A luxurious seafood platter involving lobster, tiger prawns and Moreton Bay bugs.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Established in 1976, Petaluma's vision is to make world class wines from the classic European varieties by choosing the best region for each variety and acquiring or planting the best vineyard in that region.

The simple hallmark Petaluma yellow label has come to represent Australian wines of refined elegance but stamped indelibly with characteristics of the vineyards of origin. Petaluma wines have been established as New World classics representative of the terroir of Australia’s best regions.

Winemaker Andrew Hardy

Andrew began with Petaluma in 1982, working and studying his wayup through the ranks as cellar hand, trainee winemaker and finally leadwinemaker. Successfully interweaving practical, ‘in the vineyard’ workwith university studies, Andrew completed his Bachelor of Appl. Sci(Wine Science) at University of Adelaide in 1990. Nominated in August1999 as a finalist in AGT Wine Magazine's Winemaker of the Year award, Andrew is highly respected for his effortless winemaking style,restrained hand in the winery and engaging manner.

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