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Rosemount Estate District Release Chardonnay

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Robe is not the first place anyone would think of in the world of fine Chardonnay regions. But you know what? It's actually a great place to grow grapes, with the cool southern ocean only a stone throw away, with seriously vineyard friendly limestone soils. In turn, this is a clever delicate Chardonnay, balancing cool but rich fruit with more than enough acidity.

Best of the region and 96/100 - 2014 James Halliday Chardonnay Challenge

Winemaker's Notes

An exceptional Chardonnay vintage, characterised by a warm, dry and early summer, followed by a cool, late autumn. This allowed us to pick the Chardonnay in early March, when the fruit had reached optimal ripeness, while retaining fantastic natural acidity.

Appearance: Vibrant pale straw with green hues.

Nose: A fragrant burst of white nectarine, grapefruit zest and orange blossom is accentuated by the sweet, nutty aroma of roasted almonds.

Palate: Nectarine and peach flavours splash across the palate, before slowly unravelling to reveal a zesty note of grapefruit. The wine unfolds to a long, creamy and mouth-watering finish. Stunning.
 
Food: Light chicken and seafood dishes.

Cellaring: Now to 2017.

Alcohol: 12.0%

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Rosemount Estate District Release Chardonnay

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Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Complete, but lacking character, this fresh citrusy and faintly tropical chardonnay has a lightly floral, creamy and nutty bouquet backed by light vanilla oak. It's long and reserved, smooth and supple, but remains thinly fruited, without much depth of fruit or intensity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
83
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Dusty, lightly herbaceous and reductive, with earthy, rather funky aromas of lemon rind and minerals. It's long and lean, with a bright, citrusy and focused palate loaded with nutty, rather wild and savoury complexity. It finishes with length and freshness, but also with an unusual lingering butyric aspect.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
87

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