Petaluma, founded in 1976, crafts ultra-premium wines by carefully selecting the best sites within a particular region suited to a chosen variety. The Petaluma team, led by Andrew Hardy, see themselves as â€˜custodians of the great vineyardsâ€™, with their winemaking in turn responsive and instinctive. This translates into award-winning wines from the best regions of South Australia.
Petaluma harvests chardonnay fruit from seven distinguished site vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley sub-region of the Adelaide Hills. The result is a very textured wine with lovely lingering acidity.
A complex array of melon fig and cashew aromas is followed by a typically elegant and subtle palate with beautifully integrated oak. A benchmark in Australian Chardonnay.
One of the most pleasing Australian Chardonnayâ€™s and a wonderful showcase of the magnificent Piccadilly Valley Vineyards. A full-flavoured, fruit driven Chardonnay from the magnificent Piccadilly Valley in the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
- Halliday rated 94 points (2010 Vintage)
â€œBright straw-green; time in bottle has served to increase the richness and generosity of the wine, with the layers of white peach and nectarine the product of a warmer than usual vintage, and a touch of Margaret River in its style make-up.â€ James Halliday, 2013.
Tasting Note: A delicate, yet full flavoured chardonnay. Clean bright ripe white peach and nectarine aromas. A wonderful creamy mouth feel with lovely natural acidity contributing to a wine of great complexity and length.
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- Picadilly Valley
- Dry White