Cellar Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Penfolds

Cellar Reserve Chardonnay 2017

Penfolds

Cellar Reserve Chardonnay 2017

RRP (750 mL)
$55.00
750 mL
$42.00
6 x 750 mL
$252.00

Overview

Overview

Penfolds Cellar Reserve wines are alternative, limited release wines that explore the innovative boundaries of viticulture, vinification and style.

Penfolds Cellar Reserve Chardonnay is sourced from the Adelaide Hills. Powerful fruit, fine acidity and maturation in old and new French oak barriques delivers a wine of great balance and complexity.

Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Adelaide Hills
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 12.5%
Peak Drinking Now - 2024
Winemaker The Penfolds Team

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

3 Trophies 2018 National Wine Show of Australia
Gold 2018 Royal Brisbane Wine Show
Gold 2018 National Wine Show of Australia
Gold 2018 Adelaide Wine Show
Gold 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Gold 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Gold 2018 International Wine Challenge
Gold 2019 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Gold 2019 Sydney Royal Wine Show
Gold 2019 National Wine Show of Australia
Silver 2018 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Beef
Chicken
Fish
Seafood
Pork
Cheese
Pasta
Veg

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Fresh and lively fruit flavours of white cherry and white nectarine skin … heirloom tomatoes and balsamic.

Flavours and Palate

A convincing template of purity, prettiness, delicacy and precision. Fruits of shredded green papaya, white nectarine and a hint of citrus. Meshed with these fruits, steel-cut oats and a light, creamy and savoury edge, finishing with a mouth watering, wet stone/river pebble minerality. This Adelaide Hills Chardonnay vintage structurally conveys a purity and precision overtly left unsatisfied by a single glass!

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

The Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s younger wine regions, but it’s as savvy as its famous Sauv Blanc. With a cool climate and high altitude, its dynamic winemakers are also responsible for top notch Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Above-average winter and spring rainfall offered the vines in the Adelaide Hills healthy soil moisture profiles for the growing season. September rainfall was significantly above the long-term average. Cool days and cold nights slowed vine growth in early spring with temperatures eventually warming in October. A mild and mostly dry start to summer was followed by two significant rain events after Christmas. January was mild with few hot days and unseasonal rain. Moving into Autumn, mild days slowed ripening with cool nights and warm days persisting until harvest. Mild conditions allowed for a long hang time resulting in terrific flavour development and good acid retention. An excellent vintage for Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

The Penfolds Team

The Penfolds Team

Key to the success of Penfolds has been a lineage of visionary winemakers. There have only ever been four Chief Winemakers at the helm of Penfolds – Max Schubert, Don Ditter, John Duval and Peter Gago, each a custodian of a rich winemaking tradition that goes back for more than 170 years.
Our current Penfolds winemaking team has more than 100 years between them as Penfolds winemakers. They are constantly refining and improving their work, whilst honouring the winemaking techniques of their predecessors.