Tatachilla Chardonnay 2008 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA RRP$21.99

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Overview

Tatachilla’s award-winning range of McLaren Vale wines are crafted from premium fruit sourced from McLaren Vale’s sub-regions. Careful blending with innovative new varietals adds an extra dimension and lift to the wine. The clean and refreshing citrus flavours are underscored by a front palate of peach and grapefruit, the touch of viognier provides added floral lift, with hints of apricot and mandarin lingering on the smooth finish.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A fragrant and juicy wine, with a mix of nectarine and grapefruit on the well-balanced palate, oak playing no part.

Rating: 88, Drink By: 2011 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion (10 Feb 2009)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale yellow straw.

Aroma

White flowers, orange blossoms and pears.

Palate

The clean and refreshing citrus flavours are underscored by a front palate of peach and grapefruit, the touch of viognier provides added floral lift, with hints of apricot and mandarin lingering on the smooth finish.

Food Matching

Great matched with grilled eggplant, capsicum and haloumi stack or lemon and thyme roast turkey.

Cellaring Potential

A wine to be enjoyed in its youth, it should develop further complexity over the next few years in bottle.

Tatachilla’s award-winning range of McLaren Vale wines are crafted from premium fruit sourced from McLaren Vale’s sub-regions. Careful blending with innovative new varietals adds an extra dimension and lift to the wine.

Vintage: The 2008 vintage in McLaren Vale started four weeks earlier than usual, with the dry and temperate conditions resulting in lower yields of high quality, intensely flavoured and compact berries.

Vineyards: Grapes were sourced from key vineyard sites in McLaren Vale including Tatachilla’s own Clarendon vineyard.

Vinification: The juice was fermented half in tank, half in barrel to maintain freshness of fruit flavours, enhancing the wine’s natural textures and good length. Pressings were fermented in barrels and battonnage (lees stirring) was undertaken every week for about two months, providing smoothness to the wine.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
11.5%

Winery Profile

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Tatachilla has been a part of McLaren Vale since vines were first planted over 100 years ago. Today the bright patchwork of olive groves, avocado orchards and rows of vines bordered by the South Australian coast impart a Mediterranean flavour to this evolving region.

Established in 1903, Tatachilla’s commitment to McLaren Vale has remained strong throughout the years. Its vineyards are scattered amongst the sloping hills and tapered basin of McLaren Vale, with fruit for Tatachilla’s wines sourced from key McLaren Vale subregions: Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale North & South and Clarendon.

Tatachilla’s own Clarendon Vineyard is the heart of Tatachilla, and the basis for our finest expressions of McLaren Vale wine.

Tatachilla’s wines evoke classic McLaren Vale characteristics blended with contemporary Mediterranean cues. The wines reflect the true character of the grapes, balancing a healthy respect for the vineyard with a light touch in the winery.

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