Deakin Estate Chardonnay 2009 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

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Overview

Rich and smooth with ripe fruit-salad flavours. A delicious Chardonnay that delivers on flavour without being over-the-top.

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

Expert Reviews

Creamy butterscotch nose and slightly oily, complex and savoury palate. Would be great with food.Winestate Magazine Top 40 (AUG/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale straw yellow.

Aroma

Pear, quince and custard apple with the slightest hint of subtle and interesting oak characters.

Palate

Rich and smooth with ripe fruit-salad flavours. A delicious Chardonnay that delivers on flavour without being over-the-top.

Food Matching

Warm Cajun chicken salad, grilled barramundi, creamy pasta dishes such as fettuccini carbonara, or lightly spiced Thai dishes would all suit this wine very well.

Cellaring Potential

Best enjoyed young. Serve chilled.

Winemaking Notes

Parcels of fruit destined for the Deakin Estate 2009 Chardonnay are kept separate during a cool fermentation that maximises the fruit character. A number of different yeast strains are used, with a very small portion being barrel fermented to add complexity to the wine.

Ferments are left on yeast lees and periodically stirred, helping to contribute to a creamier mouth feel. Only the best of the resultant batches make it through to the final Deakin Estate blend.

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

Winery Profile

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The Mildura region was established as an agricultural settlement in the 1880s after Alfred Deakin, a former Prime Minister of Australia, encouraged California’s Chaffey Brothers to bring their irrigation expertise to Mildura. The region subsequently became one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia specialising in citrus, olives, almonds and grapes.

The Deakin Estate range and the premium Alfred range were named in honour of this visionary, Alfred Deakin.

The Deakin Estate property was purchased in 1967 when vineyards were planted. Initially, the grapes grown were picked and sold as fruit. Wine production on the property did not begin until 1980 when a winery facility was built. Fruit quality and wine production improved and in 1994 Deakin Estate the brand was launched in the United Kingdom. A domestic launch followed with the release of the next vintage.

Deakin Estate vineyard is located at Red Cliffs, near Mildura in the North-West of Victoria. The region has become one of the most productive agricultural areas in Australia.

There are 350 hectares under vine in the Deakin Estate vineyard. Main varieties include Colombard, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot.

View Deakin Estate website

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