Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay, Margaret River, Australian Wine

Vintage: 2011
Description: Leeuwin Estate releases its wines under four labels, the Art Series, Prelude Vineyards and Siblings. Whilst the wines in each portfolio follow different lives, they all share a place amongst the great wines of Australia, receiving much international acclaim and attention. The "Art Series" represents Leeuwin's finest wines from each vintage. The winemakers have always selected the optimum fruit, transforming it into Leeuwin's highest quality and age-worthy wines. They are identified with paintings commissioned from leading contemporary Australian Artists. Whilst "Art Series" wines are designed to age and ultimately to be the most opulent, "Prelude Vineyards" wines are made from fruit producing the most readily expressive wines, with the objective that they will drink well soon after release. A Chardonnay and a Cabernet Merlot are released under this label. During the course of assessing fruit from the vineyards, the winemakers have found that certain blocks, and even certain rows in particular blocks, tend to consistently produce fruit best suited to either of the two styles of Cabernet and Chardonnay they make. Leeuwin's iconic Art Series Chardonnay consistently scores in the classic range. Ripe, complex flavors are its hallmarks thanks to estate vines in Margaret River, on the country's west coast, that average 39 years of age. The 2011 represents a shift to a subtler style. Despite warm, dry weather in 2011, winemaker Paul Atwood corralled the generous flavors into a steelier frame than previous vintages, and the tart edge balances a hint of tropical fruit character
Price: $ 195.00
Price in original currency: None

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