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Features

2007 Climbing Chardonnay 750ml 6-Pack

The lead up to harvest 2007 one of the driest in a decade. The resultant yield was well below average, but with stunning flavors, both in character and intensity. This chardonnay was picked in late January, and shows clean, strong fruit flavor.
 
Aroma: The 2007 Climbing Chardonnay reveals lovely bright citrus notes and complex secondary flavors of cream, cashew and brioche from 6 months on yeast lees.
 
Palate: Full bodied with intense white peach and citrus flavors supported by good length and a soft, creamy finish.
 
Pairing: Enjoy with veal in a creamy mushroom sauce or pasta aglio e olio.
 
  • Silver, 2008, L.A. International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Silver, 2008, International Wine Competition

 

Specs

  • Winemaker: Phillip Shaw & Debbie Lauritz
  • Region: Orange, New South Wales
  • Alcohol: 13%
Defined by altitude, Orange is one of Australia’s highest and coolest wine regions starting at 1900 feet above sea level. The name Climbing is an active reference to their high altitude vineyard and continual commitment to reaching greater winemaking achievements.

The chardonnay was harvested at night below 59 F to avoid any oxidation and assist in cold settling. With cool clean fruit harvested the juice settled well. A cool fermentation was initiated in vat with a combination of yeast culture and native yeast. A portion of juice was transferred to new French barriques for 6 months where it fermented. Both the vat and barrel wines were stirred regularly on lees after fermentation until early September. The final wine was racked off lees, cold stabilized, gently casein fined, then bottled in early October.

Winery Details

Cumulus Estate Wines

Owner:
Cumulus Estate Wines
Location:
Orange, Australia
In the early 1980's some astute and dedicated wine pioneers recognized the cool climate and ideal soils of the Orange region. Orange, along with the Central Ranges have become the largest cool climate region in Australia. The area, alongside Mudgee and Cowra, produces twice the amount of wine as the Hunter Valley. The founders of what is now Cumulus were ambitious, planting a massive 1,000 hectares of vineyard and built a 10,000 ton winery with storage capacity for 8 million liters of wine.
 
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Defined by altitude, Orange is one of Australia's highest and coolest wine regions starting at 600 meters above sea level. The name Climbing is an active reference to our high altitude vineyard and our continual quest for greater achievement. The vines are low yield, providing intense flavors and even berry ripening. The wines exhibit tremendous vibrancy, while retaining the elegance characteristic of the high altitude terroir.

 

 

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