Hunter Valley Chardonnay made in the big, buttery, mouth filling style! Kicking off with a nose of ripe melon and peach, buttery notes give a hint of what's to come. The palate offers great depth and mouth filling flavours; ripe peach with touches of apricot. Beautifully textured with subtle oaky notes, this will only continue to build and broaden with time in the cellar. Enjoy the trip!
From the Winery
Grown and specifically made for maximum depth and mouth coating richness, California Dreamin' is truly big and buttery Chardonnay from Australia's leading region for the style. Fermented oxidatively without sulphur addition using a specially selected yeast and given a long and slow malolactic fermentation before oak maturation in alternate oak and small format French. The result is a diacetyl (butter compound) count 2-3 times the average Chardonnay.
An extremely unusual vintage in the Hunter Valley - a true roller coaster - with hail throughout the season, heavy January rains that appeared to ruin the vintage before the warmest and driest February in memory saved the vintage when often it destroys it. In the end a good to very good vintage although not a particularly 'big' vintage.
Inspired by the land of freedom and the summer of Love, the California Dreamin’ wines are big, bold and focussed on providing maximum flavour and drinking pleasure to a wide range of wine lovers.
Don't Pay: $24.99
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Hunter Valley, NSW
Winemaker: Nicholas Crampton & Aaron Woods
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 13 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
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