Petaluma Tiers Chardonnay 2016

Adelaide Hills
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£26.95 per bottle
267 in stock

97 Points - James Halliday

The wine lives up to its reputation as one of Australia's greatest chardonnays, and you wonder why it isn't more frequently mentioned in dispatches. The answer is at least partly due to the very small amounts judged by Petaluma to be up to the strict standards set. Grapefruit leads the superb flavours of the palate, white peach in close attendance. The acidity is precise, the oak merely a means to an end.

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Score:97

The wine lives up to its reputation as one of Australia's greatest chardonnays, and you wonder why it isn't more frequently mentioned in dispatches. The answer is at least partly due to the very small amounts judged by Petaluma to be up to the strict standards set. Grapefruit leads the superb flavours of the palate, white peach in close attendance. The acidity is precise, the oak merely a means to an end.

James Halliday

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Petaluma began in 1976 with the philosophy of growing the best grapes in the region they are best suited for. From this ethos, a portfolio grew which consisted of Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra, Chardonnay and Shiraz from Adelaide Hills and Riesling from Clare Valley. Fruit is grown in specially selected vineyard sites in sub-regions that further show ideal properties for getting the best out of the specific varieties. In Adelaide Hills they identified the Piccadilly Valley for it’s great potential for producing top Chardonnay, and is home to some of the first Chardonnay vines planted in Adelaide Hills. Fruit from these vineyards are used to produce their Tiers Chardonnay whilst their Yellow Label B&V Shiraz certified organic vineyard Shiraz from Mount Barker.

Region

In South Australia on the coast you find the Adelaide Hills region, one of the highest and coolest regions in Australia. Within Adelaide Hills are two sub-regions, Piccadilly Valley and Lenswood, that are noted for their unique soils and micro-climates and with conditions in Piccadilly Valley being not too dissimilar from Champagne, not only does Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive here, but various other cool climate varieties such as Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Not only home to such producers as Shaw & Smith who take advantage of the cool, micro-climate of Lenswood to produce Chardonnay that rivals some of the best produced in Burgundy, Petaluma who also source grapes from Clare Valley and Coonawarra but are based in Adelaide Hills and use the unique conditions found here to produce high quality Shiraz and Chardonnay, but also a source of grapes for such iconic producers as Penfolds.

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