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Angove Long Row Chardonnay

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Sourced from Angove's massive Nanya vineyard in the Riverland, this bonny little chardy is top notch value, and ideal for satisfying unexpected guest whilst keeping one in the fridge, just in case. There's heaps of peaches and honeydew melons on the nose, with just a sniff of toasty oak, whilst the palate is soft, stone fruity and easygoing, with hits of creamy and toasted oak, friendly acidity, and a vibrant, clean finish. 

Winemaker's Notes

Medium straw with brilliant pale gold hues are highlighted in the glass. Aromas of stone fruit, ripe melons and a hint of toasty oak consume the senses. Abundant ripe tropical fruit flavours fill the mouth followed by some nutty and toasty characters and a long soft finish.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Picked late at night to harvest the grapes as cold as possible the grapes were transported to the winery and pressed using modern membrane tank presses. After cold settling the clear juice was carefully racked to cooled fermentation tanks and inoculated with selected yeasts. Cool fermentation was followed by minimal handling filtration and bottling at the Angove winery.

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Angove Long Row Chardonnay

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Pale straw-green; as with all the Long Row wines, has that little bit extra; the yellow peach and melon fruit has a walft of oak that mainly contributed to the texture; a wine that needs no excuses nor high levels of residual sugar.
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
88
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says

Over many years, the Long Row range of wines has had a habit of over-delivering across a spread of different varieties reflecting differing vintage conditions throughout South Australia. Over-supply of chardonnay in 2009 has resulted in some premium grapes from cooler regions finding their way into this elegant wine, with its dominant display of fresh stone fruit from cool fermentation in stainless steel and French oak for 23% of the wine; followed by early bottling. Commendably, it has been fermented dry and has good acidity.

90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Over a year in bottle hasn't hurt it, but don't delay, as it's at the peak of development of secondary flavours, screwcap notwithstanding.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
87
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
There are heaps of lime, citrus and cedary oak flavours in this Riverland chardonnay and bold natural acidity to cleanse the palate
Quaff 2010 2009
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Powerful melon lift to the brown lime nose, and a toasty oak palate with honeyed melon fruit underneath.
Winestate 20082009
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
In the past 18 months or so, the Angove's team has been making some of the best budget-priced wines in the country. This is different from the ripe, plump sunshine in a bottle' wines that made our chardonnays popular worldwide. It much more elegant, tighter and finer than those: with intense, which peach flavours, a white pleasing mouthfeel and gentle soft finish.
Quaff 2008 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
85
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
85
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2003 Vintage) says
Lots of simple flavour here: creamed corn, rich biscuity oak, slight sweetness, soft finish.
Quaff 2005 2004
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Well-made tangy melon and stone fruit; whisper of oak; good balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87

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