Vintage
2015
Brand
Xanadu
Title
Chardonnay
Description

White fleshed stone fruits and tangy lemony/grapefruit flavours...
Trophy for Best White Wine, Wine Show of Western Australia 2016
Trophy for Best Chardonnay, Wine Show of Western Australia 2016
Gold Medal, Royal Queensland Wine Show 2016
Gold Medal, Sydney Royal Wine Show 2016
93 Points – Ray Jordan, West Australian Wine Guide 2017.

$ 37.00 price price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 37.00 total + shipping

Viticulture

Varietal
Chardonnay (100%)
Vintage
2015
Region
Margaret River, Western Australia
Growing Conditions
A relatively mild, warm winter resulted in an early budburst to kick-start the growing season. This was followed by some relatively wild spring weather however with wet, windy conditions affecting fruit set and resulting in low yields across most varieties (particularly Chardonnay) in the region, Beautiful, warm weather returned in summer which saw flavour ripening accelerate quickly, bringing about our earliest vintage on record. A lack of Marri blossom leading up to and during harvest meant bird pressure was extreme, with netting absolutely vital this season. After the whites were harvested we experienced a minor a rain event at the end of February and cooler conditions ensued. The 2015 Xanadu Chardonnay is predominantly Estate grown in the Wallcliffe sub-region, with 80% of the blend being made with fruit sourced from our Stevens Road and Lagan Estate vineyards

Tasting Notes

Colour
Pale straw
Nose
The bouquet of this elegant yet powerful Chardonnay offers fresh pears, nectarine, and citrus fruits with underlying hints of complexity with flinty/funky, green mango characters.
Palate
The palate is medium bodied and tightly coiled, displaying pears, white fleshed stone fruits and tangy lemony/grapefruit flavours. The wine offers a fine boned structure complimented by a lovely yoghurty texture derived from lees stirring. Taut, yet opulent, the intense fruit and bright acidity combine to focus the wine perfectly to a crisp, lingering fruit finish. A modern style of Chardonnay, displaying classic Margaret River hallmarks. The 2015 Xanadu is a wine which, while drinking well in its youth will certainly reward with careful cellaring.

Winemaking

Alcohol
13%
Bottle size
750 mL
Winemaking Notes
Made entirely from Gin Gin clone Chardonnay which was whole bunch pressed followed by 100% barrel fermentation in select French oak (25% new oak). Wild fermentation was encouraged on all of the components, in order to introduce more complexity and personality into the wine. All of the individual batches which make up the blend were lees stirred throughout a nine-month oak maturation period, without any malolactic fermentation. The final blend was put together in November 2015.

Professional Reviews & Awards

Rating Value
95
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Tyson Stelzer
Publication
Wine Business Magazine
Review
A wonderfully enticing contrast between the tension of malic acidity and all the complexity of wild fermentation in French Oak barrels, rippling with layers of grapefruit and white peach, carrying all the body and presence of gin gin close chardonnay.
Rating Value
95
Rating Scale
points
Rating Value Maximum
100
Rating Value Minimum
0
Reviewer
Huon Hooke
Publication
Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine | 100 Top New Releases
Review
A brilliant, bell-clear iteration of Chardonnay, typical of Xanadu, gloriously fresh and intense. Lemon, grapefruit, but and nougat aromas; clean and refreshing. The wine finishes tight, frisky, intense and long. A wine of superb purity.
Award Title
Gold Medal
Event Name
Royal Queensland Wine Show
Event Year/dt>
2016
Award Class
Class: Chardonnay
Award Title
Gold Medal
Event Name
Sydney Royal Wine Show
Event Year/dt>
2016
Award Class
Class: Chardonnay
Award Title
BEST WHITE WINE
Event Name
Wine Show of Western Australia
Event Year/dt>
2016
Award Class
Class:
Award Title
BEST CHARDONNAY
Event Name
Wine Show of Western Australia
Event Year/dt>
2016
Award Class
Class:
Award Title
Gold Medal
Event Name
Langton’s Margaret River Wine Show
Event Year/dt>
2016
Award Class
Class: Chardonnay
Award Title
Gold Medal
Event Name
Wine Show of Western Australia
Event Year/dt>
2016
Award Class
Class: Chardonnay
Vintage
2015
Brand
Xanadu
Title
Chardonnay
$ 37.00 price price per bottle
quantity bottle(s)
$ 37.00 total + shipping

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