Penfolds Chardonnay South Eastern Australia Koonunga Hill 2010

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This Chardonnay is a well-proportioned wine, with distinctive primary fruit characters and good levels of intensity. Matured for several months in small French oak barriques, it is a richly concentrated wine with plenty of varietal definition and creamy flavours.

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  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less
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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/07/2011

Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2010 - Penfolds: Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2010 - Weißwein von Penfolds Dieser Blend vereint Chardonnaytrauben aus unterschiedlichen Lagen und Südaustralien. Ein sehr delikater Wein mit einem ausgezeichneten Preis-Genuss-Verhältnis. Das Glas wird von einem Strohgelb erfüllt. Das fruchtige Bukett lässt Aromen von reifen gelben Früchten, z.B. Aprikosen mit Melone und Mandarine verschmelzen. Hinzu gesellen sich Noten kandierter Früchte. Am Gaumen zeigt sich der Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2010 von Penfolds geschmeidig, cremig mit einer wunderbaren Lebendigkeit und Frische. Die perfekt dosierte Fassreife lässt das gut eingebundene Holz nur in Nuancen wahrnehmen. Dieser komplexe Weißwein lässt im Mund Aromen von weißem Pfirsich, Melone, Zitrone und einem Hauch Karamell spüren. Im außergewöhnlichen Finale präsentieren sich zarte Vanilletöne.DerKoonunga Hill reift nur teilweise im Barrique. Um die Frische und Frucht zu erhalten wird die Hälfte des Weines im Stahltank ausgebaut. Der Säureabbau findet zu 100% biologisch statt.Weingut: PenfoldsLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: 100% ChardonnayInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,25 g/lRestsüße: trockenFassreife: in Barriques gereift (5 Monate, eine Hälfte des Weines)Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 6-8 °CLagerfähigkeit: 1-2 Jahre ab Jahrgang Barossa Valley


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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/15/2010

Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2007 (0,375 L) - Penfolds: Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2007 (0,375 L) - Weißwein von PenfoldsDieser Blend vereint Chardonnaytrauben aus unterschiedlichen Lagen undSüdaustralien. Ein sehr delikater Wein mit einem ausgezeichnetenPreis-Genuss-Verhältnis. Das Glas wird von einem Strohgelb erfüllt. Dasfruchtige Bukett lässt Aromen von reifen gelben Früchten, z.B.Aprikosen mit Melone und Mandarine verschmelzen. Hinzu gesellen sichNoten kandierter Früchte. Am Gaumen zeigt er sich geschmeidig, cremigmit einer wunderbaren Lebendigkeit und Frische. Die perfekt dosierteFassreife lässt das gut eingebundene Holz nur in Nuancen wahrnehmen.Dieser komplexe Weißwein lässt im Mund Aromen von weißem Pfirsich,Melone, Zitrone und einem Hauch Karamell spüren. Im außergewöhnlichenFinale präsentieren sich zarte Vanilletöne. Genießen Sie diesen Chardonnay zu Sommersalaten mit gebratenem Hähnchen,Spargelrisotto oder Hartkäse.Der Koonunga HillChardonnay 2007 reift nur teilweise im Barrique. Um die Frische und Frucht zu erhaltenwird die Hälft des Weines im Stahltank ausgebaut. Der Säureabbau findetzu 100% biologisch statt.Weingut: PenfoldsLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: ChardonnayInhalt: 0,375 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,25 g/lRestsüße: trockenLagerfähigkeit: 1 - 2 Jahre ab JahrgangFassreife: in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 6 - 8°CAuszeichnungen: Bronze - Decanter World Wine Award 2009 Weißwein > Australien > Barossa Valley



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This Chardonnay is a well-proportioned wine, with distinctive primary fruit characters and good levels of intensity. Matured for several months in small French oak barriques, it is a richly concentrated wine with plenty of varietal definition and creamy flavours.

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