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.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Pale straw-green; a typically elegant ’11 Chardonnay, with juicy white peach, nectarine and apple flavours, the
barrel-ferment oak impact totally integrated and balanced, the finish long and harmonious. Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
The Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay is a delicate, yet full flavoured wine. Clean bright ripe white peach and nectarine aromas with a hint of gun-flint and smoky bacon, are backed up by a wonderful creamy mouth feel with lovely natural acidity contributing to a wine of great complexity and length.
Probably the most pleasing Petaluma Chardonnay yet, and a wonderful showcase of our magnificent Piccadilly Valley Vineyards.