2021 Petaluma White Label Chardonnay

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This 2021 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is meant to drink now, like today, I mean, open it immediately because it needs to be in your glass. Fresh, bright, and absolutely a delight. Grapefruit, peach, and that that Sweet Tart thing that makes a young wine so drinkable. The touch of sweet soon gets overtaken by lively acidity. Sun, umbrella, lounge chair and Petaluma Chard; thank me later.
Brian Candelario
The Brief
Alcohol
13.4%
Net Volume
750ml
Vintage
2021
How's it taste?
The Petaluma White Label Chardonnay displays white peach and grapefruit with a slight creamy texture and lovely fresh acid lines. A modern Chardonnay which is delicate, yet rich and vibrant.Enjoy chilled at 10-12oC with fresh seafood or poultry.
How was it made?
Leading into the growing season, the Piccadilly Valley in the Adelaide Hills received lower than average winter and spring rainfall and was also relatively hot until January. This skewed the overall average temperatures as the growing season was only slightly warmer than average at 1447°C days heat summation versus the seasonal average of 1414°C.Once picked the fruit was transferred to our winery near Woodside in the Adelaide Hills.It was de-stemmed, crushed and chilled and the juice separated from skins and seeds in air bag tank presses. This juice was then cold settled before racking the partially clarified juice with our chosen yeast culture to conduct the alcoholic fermentation.This fermentation was conducted in a combination of stainless steel tanks (70%) and French Oak barriques, hogsheads and puncheons.Towards the end of primary fermentation, the wines were inoculated with bacteria to encourage the malo-lactic fermentation (MLF), which is the conversion of hard malic acid to softer lactic acid. All of the vineyard parcels underwent partial MLF conversion. Thisprocess also adds complexity to the wine, adding creaminess and hints of butter.Eighty percent of the components were then matured in barrel for seven months the balance in tank. In December the wines were emptied from oak and blended, cold settled, filtered and bottled on site at Petaluma.
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90 Points
Brian Candelario
This 2021 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay is meant to drink now, like today, I mean, open it immediately because it needs to be in your glass. Fresh, bright, and absolutely a delight. Grapefruit, peach, and that that Sweet Tart thing that makes a young wine so drinkable. The touch of sweet soon gets overtaken by lively acidity. Sun, umbrella, lounge chair and Petaluma Chard; thank me later.
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