Chardonnay Adelaide Hills South Australia
By one of the nation's most illustrious and enduring wineries, Petaluma have won Distinguished Langtons Classification for their eminent editions of Chardonnay. Choice vineyards at Lenswood and Balhannah in the Adelaide Hills have been trained for decades to yield harvests of world class fruit. White Label is identifiably Adelaide Hills, fruit forward and revitalizingly fresh, the Chardonnay of choice, to drink immediately upon release, while awaiting for her eminent sibling to evolve and come of age.
Grapes are picked and transported to the Petaluma estate wineworks in Piccadilly Valley. Bunches are destemmed and crushed, chilled and pressed. Juices are cold settled, racked off gross lees and seeded with yeasts. Batches are vinified in a combination of seasoned French oak hogsheads, barriques and temperature controlled fermenters. Barrel components are treated to a regimen of weekly lees stirrring battonage, enriching the palate and contributing wonderful complexity. Select bacteria are introduced to initiate a course of oak barrel malolactic. Following completion of ferments and several months of age, components are assembled into the finished wine, milk fined and filtered before bottling.
Light straw hue. Citrus and cream notes, lovely peach and nectarines over subtle fine grain oak. Stone fruits and citrus flavours, a creamy palate reined in by lovely soft acid, toasty and nutty characters. A delicate yet modern style of drink now Chardonnay, engagingly fruit driven and complex, delicately framed by a veneer of flattering oak.