Petaluma Chardonnay 2007 (6 x 750mL), Piccadilly Valley, SA

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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Overview

Petaluma harvests chardonnay fruit from seven distinguished site vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley sub-region of the Adelaide Hills. The result is a very textured wine with lovely lingering acidity. The Piccadilly Valley has the coolest and most Burgundy like climate of South Australia with free draining, aerobic red soils over Cambrian shales. The Petaluma distinguished site vineyards are closely spaced with vertical canopies and are fastidiously managed with shoot and fruit thinning to achieve very modest crop levels of around 5 to 7 tonnes/hectare.

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

Expert Reviews

Precise and polished bouquet of grapefruit, nectarine and grilled nuts; the palate is silky and fine with tightly wound fruit, and very fine acidity; gloriously long and harmonious. Rating 96 - James Halliday Wine Companion 2010

A complex style: smoky barrel ferment and a hint of complex sulfides. The palate has delicacy, restraint and seems to be developing slowly. There’s a touch of oak firmness in its dry finish.

Rating 93 - Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller WINE April 2009

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

The 2007 Petaluma Chardonnay is a full, rich, refined, fruit driven wine. White peach and ripe nectarine aromas and flavours are complemented by soft, gently smoky bacon nuances from the barrel fermentation.

The 2007 Petaluma Chardonnay has a lovely long acid backbone and will age very gracefully in bottle.

After a total of nine months in oak, the individual vineyard components were emptied to tank and the blend decided on. The final blend was given a light milk fining before gentle filtration to bottle in March 2008.

Vintage
2007
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

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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