Hamelin Bay `Five Ashes` Chardonnay 2009
- Western Australia,
- Margaret River
- Hamelin Bay Wines
- Oaked Style
- Lightly oaked
- Body Style
- Medium bodied
- Dry / Sweet Style
- Alcohol Content (%)
- Closure Style
- Screw Cap
- Organic / Biodynamic
Margaret River is Western Australia`s premier and fashionable vineyard region. Situated along the coast three hours south of Perth, this picturesque region is exposed to the effects of the Indian Ocean currents. Margaret River is reknowned for producing Australia`s premier cool climate wines. Ultra chic and trendy, most producers are high quality,small and boutique with an emphasis on Sauvignon Blanc, Semilion and Chardonnay for whites and the classic Bordeaux red varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This region has received much critical acclaim from journalists and afficienados of the wine industry. A region already established as one of Australia`s finest, but still young in global terms, there is still much potential to be unleashed.
The Hamelin Bay winery is located at Karridale in the southern point of the region within a few miles of the ocean. The 63 acre `Five Ashes Vineyard` is located on well drained gravel soils and faces north across the valley to gain the suns` warmth in this cool region. The wines themselves are an expression of the natural beauty and uniqueness of the area, the fruit ripens with an intensity of flavour and richness of character. Owned by the Drake-Brockman family, who have a long association with the area, they have in recent years, achieved great recognition and awards for their range of outstanding wines.
This cool climate Chardonnay has aromas of peach, pear and dried banana preceding a lovely toasty and complex palate. It is a full flavoured creamy Burgundian styled white, fermented and aged on its lees, balanced with crisp citrus acidity, integrated oak and a butterscotch finish.
This cool climate Chardonnay has aromas of peach and gentle vanilla toast, creamy with crisp citrus acidity, integrated oak and a butterscotch finish.
Enjoy with spicy Asian dishes, scallops or lobster thermidor and chicken chasseur.
Royal Hobart Show - Top Gold medal, Royal Melbourne Show - Gold Medal, Royal Perth Show - Silver Medal, James Halliday - 91 points, Ray Jordan - 91 points, Huon Hooke - 90 points.
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