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McGuigan The Shortlist Chardonnay 2009

McGuigan The Shortlist Chardonnay 2009

  • Region: Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

  • Colour: Light golden with green tints.

  • Aroma: A modern style of chardonnay with lemon, honey and stonefruit aromas integrated with some delicate cedar notes.

  • Palate: Cool climate fruit results in a crisp and zingy palate with a lingering and complex finish. The wine is stirred on lees once a week for 8 months and matured in brand new French oak hogsheads. Subtle, well balanced oak influence adds to the complexity of this wine.

  • Food: A delightful chardonnay that will combine with a range of dishes including grilled salmon and succulent roast chicken.

  • Notes: The Shortlist range is a selection of multi-award winning wines that represent the unique flavour and character of each varietal as well as the influence of the terroir on the wine. Each bottle is individually numbered.

    The fruit for this limited release wine was sourced from our Schuberts Vineyard in the cool climate area of the Adelaide Hills. Coming from several topographic aspects allows different characteristics to play their part in this wine. South east facing fruit gives citrus notes and minerality. North facing slopes give palate fullness and stone fruit characters. The juice underwent natural yeast fermentation in new French hogshead oak barrels. The lees were then stirred once a week for 8 months in the barrel before being clarified and sent to bottling.

  • Cellar: 5+ years

  • Tech: Alc 13.0%

Major McGuigan Awards

2009 Vintage: Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards
Trophy- South Australian Wine of the Year Awards, 2010

2008 Vintage: 5 Glasses - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2010
Gold - Pacific Rim International Wine Competition, USA 2010

2007 Vintage: Trophy Best Australian Chardonnay - International Wine Challenge 2009
Trophy Best South Australian White - International Wine Challenge 200
Trophy Champion Wine of Show - Cairns Wine Show 2009

International Winemaker of the Year | Australian Producer of the Year
International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2009

International White Winemaker of the Year
International Wine Challenge, 2009