Caledonia Australis Chardonnay 2010 (12 x 750mL), Gippsland, VIC.

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To look at just the numbers it could be concluded that 2010 was a warm growing season, but the timing of winds and cold weather were critical in shaping the season and vines growth. A cold snap in November lead to a slow flowering so fruit was not set until early December. Summer was hot but winds reduced sunlight accumulation and wore out basal leaves by early autumn. This gave the ripening fruit ample access to soft autumn light and enabled us to pick fruit with delicate fruit flavours and lovely structure. Flavours appeared more quickly than sugar accumulated so we were able to pick the fruit at lower sugar levels than the past few seasons.

VIC - Other Victorian

Expert Reviews

Green-straw; wild yeast barrel-fermented in French oak, followed by lees ageing for 18 month; an elegant, beautifully balanced and very long palate; a mix of white peach, melon and some citrus easily accounts for the oak. 94 points - James Halliday - Wine Companion 2014

Caledonia Australis’ 2010 Chardonnay has aromas of ripe peaches, warm apple slices and honeydew melon with gentle suggestions of honeyed toast and nuts. Light-bodied with a subtle creaminess to the texture, it has a good amount of apple and toast flavors as well as crisp acidity and a long finishing. Drinking nicely now, it should keep though 2015+. Rating 88 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate #201

Winery Tasting Notes


Pale green/straw


Aromas of citrus, apples, nectarine and honeydew melon interweave with soft notes of toast and grilled nuts.


The palate has lots of complexity from the wild yeast ferment and long barrel ageing. Crisp acidity, elegant lees creaminess and subtle oak tastiness intermingle to give a long interesting palate.

VIC - Other Victorian
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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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