Peel Estate Chardonnay 2015 (12 x 750mL), WA.

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RRP $28

$25.99 per Bottle
$311.88 per case

Overview

Partial barrel fermentation and extended lees contact have added complexity to the rich varietal flavour of this classic grape variety as it matured in custom made 450L French oak puncheons. This complexity will continue to develop for many years.

State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Straw in colour. There are magnificent ripe peaches on the bouquet, quite intense and with hints of toasty oak behind the fruit. Burgundian complexity. The palate is quite restrained with the modified fruit component showing the effects of barrel fermentation and lees ageing. The structure is quite European with a silky mouthfeel and “sucked pebble” minerality to the finish.

This is quite a complex wine and will show its best with food, something like a creamy chicken pie.

Drink: Now – 2027

Vintage
2015
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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The Peel Wine Region stretches between the coastal areas of Rockingham and 50km south of Mandurah, to inland to the Darling Scarp and shire of Waroona. Part of the Peel Wine Region was originally known as South West Coastal (although never formally recognised) and ran along the coast in the South West from north to Paul Conti Wines (now part of Swan Districts region) and South to Capel Vale (now part of Geographe). The spread of the region from coastal to inland means that the temperature range and soil type is quite different between each area. Wandering on average is the coldest place in the southern wine regions of Western Australia. Although on summer days the temperature often exceeds that of the Peel coastal area and Dwellingup area, the night and winter temperatures are considerably lower. Wandering also has the least amount of rainfall on average compared to the rest of the region with an annual average of 614.5ml* and Dwellingup has the highest average annual rainfall at 1249.1ml*. Soils range from limestone sands to granite clays.

In 1973 the first Shiraz vines were planted, followed by Chenin Blanc and Zinfandel in 1976, and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1979. Other varieties such as Chardonnay, Verdelho, Cabernet Franc and Merlot were planted in 1980.

Additional Shiraz were planted in 1994 and in 2002 we added an extra hectare of Zinfandel, making the total area of land under vine 16 hectares.

The Peel region, with it's closeness to the ocean, limestone soils and Mediterranean climate, is an ideal location for bringing out fruit intensity and adds great regional characteristics to the wine.

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