2008 Private Cellar Chardonnay

Retail
$40.00
Varieties
Chardonnay
Vintage
2008
Country
Australia
Region
Barossa Valley
Alcohol
12.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Description

2008 PRIVATE CELLAR PMVG-08 CHARDONNAY was made from the grapes grown on our Dorrien Bank vineyard from the last vintage before we grafted these over to The Mother Vine Shiraz. PMVG-08 stands for Pre Mother Vine Grafting in 2008. Picked with acidity in mind the wine finished fermentation in French barriques and partial malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine spent approximately 12 months in barrel then bottled and left to mature in cool cellars until this release. Private Cellar is so named because as with all Private Cellar releases I am happy to have the lot in my own cellar. However, as always, the wine is so good it’s worth sharing.

Appearance

Golden straw

Aroma

Fragrant aromas of peach and fresh rock melon

Palate

Generous palate with flavours of citrus, figs, stone fruits and hints of roasted nuts with complexing creaminess derived from maturation on fermentation lees

Attached Files

Reviews

James Halliday, The Wine Companion

August, 2016

“From the Dorrien Bank Vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Shows expected golden yellow colour for its age; a curio, though not without merit. From an unlikely terroir in a brutally hot vintage, but must have been picked well before the heat struck.”

90