onsdag 9 februari 2011

Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2007

Kategori: Vita viner
Druva: Chardonnay
Alkoholhalt: 13%
Ursprung: South Australia, Adelaide Hills
Ursprungsland: Australien
Producent: Penfolds
Volym/Pris/Sbid: 750ml / 599 Kr / 7250101 (Beställningsvara)

Producenten/leverantörens egen beskrivning
Launched in 1998 with the 1995 vintage, Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay is the result of one of the most comprehensive, focussed and highly publicised wine development projects ever conducted in Australia. The aspiration and independence of mind across generations of Penfolds winemaking inspired the winery to embark on a program to create a white wine that could one day rival the standards of Penfolds Grange. Selectively sourcing only the very best Chardonnay fruit from cool-climate regions, coupled with sensitive and enlightened winemaking, the style continues to evolve. Yattarna reflects Penfolds' patience and continued commitment to its original goal, its very name being drawn from the Aboriginal language, meaning 'little by little, gradually'. Each vintage provides the opportunity to further raise the quality bar.
"Definitively Yattarna: brooding restraint awaiting release... soon to be unleashed!"
Peter Gago - Penfolds Chief Winemaker

VINEYARD REGION Tasmania, Adelaide Hills, Henty.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS The 2007 vintage provided excellent, early season moisture for vine growth and a warmer than average season that allowed for even ripening and concentrated varietal characters.
MATURATION This wine ws matured for nine months in 100% French oak barriques - 35% new with the remainder in seasoned oak.

Winemaker comments by
Peter Gago - Penfolds Chief Winemaker
COLOUR Pale straw with a light green hue.
NOSE At once, noticeably different to the Bin A Chardonnay. This Chardonnay expression exudes a limey citrus restraint that has stylistically evolved across many years of fine-tuning of sourcing & winemaking technique. Cantaloupe, cured bacon rind and subtle, spicy oak give way to complex nut kernel and pecan pie complexities- no doubt arising from yeast lees battonage in barrique.
PALATE An explosion of citrus and white stonefruits prelude a layered and creamy custard apple-like mid palate. A core of fine, mineral, lemony acid
skates across the entire palate, projecting great length of flavour and linearity.

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