Caledonia Australis Chardonnay 2009 (12 x 750mL), Gippsland, VIC.

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Overview

Finely structured in a medium-bodied style. The fruit flavours tend towards lemon and apple, supported by fresh, slightly racy acidity. Oak contributes almost subliminal flavours and a hint of structural firmness, while the creaminess from yeast-lees contact provides a seamless texture. Promising length and complexity, combined with the wine’s great freshness, suggest fine ageing potential.

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

Expert Reviews

Mid gold-green hue; the bouquet exhibits nectarine, almond and toasty oak; zesty and lively on entry, the palate reveals ample fruit and oak to match; long and toasty to conclude. Rating 92 - Drink to 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright pale lemon in colour.

Aroma

Very youthful and exuberant with citrus and honeydew aromas overlaying delicate minerally notes. Oak and malolactic characters are very much in the background but provide an underlying bed of creamy and toasty aromas. Lees-ageing has made its usual creamy and almond contribution, and subtle savoury aromas add further complexity.

Palate

The palate is finely structured in a medium-bodied style. The fruit flavours tend towards lemon and apple, supported by fresh, slightly racy acidity. Oak contributes almost subliminal flavours and a hint of structural firmness, while the creaminess from yeast-lees contact provides a seamless texture. Promising length and complexity, combined with the wine’s great freshness, suggest fine ageing potential.

Vintage
2009
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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