Leeuwin Estate Leeuwin Art Series Chardonnay 2012 CONFIRM 2012 VINTAGE

Chardonnay Margaret River Western Australia
Exceptional Langtons Classification. Art Series is a finely balanced Chardonnay, the result of very low yielding vines matched by subtle vinification techniques to preserve the natural palate richness. A regimen of new French oak complements the fruit, providing a wonderful balance of warm toasty flavours. Art Series shows remarkable restraint and lovely youthful freshness, a well focused palate with lingering finish of citrus blossoms, the palate develops a great weight of fruit and fine length of flavour that persists in the mouth minutes after drinking.
Great wines are born in great vineyards, at Leeuwin the winemaker works hand in hand with the viticulturist throughout the entire fruitgrowing and winemaking process, combining their skills to create wines of distinction. Boasting one of the most modern wineries in the Southern hemisphere, Leeuwin Estate offers its winemakers all the advantages of new age technology. Crafting a great Chardonnay is an art as well as a science, and it is here where the skills of the winemaker are carefully combined with technology to produce the wines that have been so highly acclaimed. Broadly following European winemaking techniques, Leeuwin focuses on achieving complexity, balance and longevity in the finished wine.
Brilliant, youthful green straw hue. A vibrant and expressive nose, characterised by a classical fruit profile, nashi pear and lime curd, ripe white peach and quince. Nuances of flint and sweet cinnamon feature in the background. On the palate, a gentle and restrained entry shows great poise. Purity and clarity of fruit is underpinned by lively pear, grapefruit and lime flesh. The middle palate is textural with a slight creaminess, generous with concentrated fruit.
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