Caledonia Australis `Reserve` Chardonnay 2008 (6 x 750mL), Gippsland, VIC.

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Overview

Citrus and apple/quince aromas, secondary characters of cashew and cream, and vanilla and toast elements contribute to a classically complex bouquet. On the palate - creamy, toasty and nutty flavours balance the citrus and melon characters, and rich fruit and fresh acidity carry the flavours through to a long, savoury finish.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Mid gold-green hue; developed grilled cashew dominates the bouquet, with lemon curd, peach and fresh fig in tow; the palate is toasty, rich and unctuous, finishing with significant warmth of alcohol. Rating 89 - Drink Now - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright, pale lemon in colour.

Aroma

Citrus and apple/quince aromas, secondary characters of cashew and cream, and vanilla and toast elements contribute to a classically complex

bouquet.

Palate

On the palate - creamy, toasty and nutty flavours balance the citrus and melon characters, and rich fruit and fresh acidity carry the flavours through to a long, savoury finish.

Vintage
2008
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Inspired by a landscape that reminded him of his beloved Scotland, explorer and squatter Angus McMillan was so moved by his first view of eastern Victoria from Mount Macleod in 1839, that he "...named it at the moment Caledonia Australis". Caledonia, an old name for Scotland, and Australis, meaning southern is the region now known as Gippsland. Today certain privileged vineyard sites around the Gippsland town of Leongatha are proving to have the terroir essential for producing high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines.

Caledonia Australis was the vision of a group of wine enthusiasts in the early 1990s to create quality Burgundian style wines, assisted by our talented wine maker and Master of Wine, Martin Williams, who shares this vision. Our approach to winemaking is true to Burgundy style. We seek the natural expression of regionality to produce wines that faithfully reflect our vineyards strengths and uniqueness. We embrace the principles of minimal winemaking intervention, applying contemporary technology as appropriate to achieve similar or superior results to traditional techniques. The results are wines of classic style and outstanding quality.

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