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Primary Notes: Nashi Pear, Peach, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Quartz, Oyster shell,
Secondary Notes: Vanilla, Toast,
Alcohol (%): 13
Origin & Awards
Origin: Margaret River, Australia
Fermentation: Slight Wood
Serving Temperature: Best enjoyed between 6 - 8 degrees
Asian Food Pairing:
Western Food Pairing: Oysters, cocktail prawns, Bruschetta
Xanadu DJL Chardonnay 2019Contemporary Chardonnay displaying classic Margaret River hallmarks.
We actually visited Xanadu in 2018 and remembered being wow-ed by their wines. We're so glad to finally have them on our site! This growing season began with a late budburst after a relatively cold Winter with reasonable rainfall. The cool Spring which followed resulted in some uneven flowering and fruit set, and generally lower than average yields.
Xanadu DJL Chardonnay is made entirely from Gingin clone, the fruit was whole bunch pressed and barrel fermented in select French oak barriques (17% 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 2019.
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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 90 PTS
It's lean in chardonnay terms but it's long, elegant and well put together. In fact, comparing it with the Exmoor Chardonnay of the same vintage it's worth the extra money. Whispers of sweet oak and a palate rushed with nectarine-like flavour. It's a tamed version of Margaret River Chardonnay but it's a satisfying one.
- 90 PTS
Green melon, nectarine, musk and spice aromas. A rich and roundly-flavoured wine that has a generosity of peach and lemon flavours, zesty acidity and a textured, layered mouth-feel. A fresh and rewarding style of chardonnay that offers top value for money.