Petaluma, founded in 1976, crafts ultra-premium wines by carefully selecting the best sites within a particular region suited to a chosen variety. This is our 'distinguished vineyards' philosophy. This pioneering attitude towards responsive and instinctive viticulture and winemaking is as uncompromising and true today as it was more than 45 years ago.

Hand-picked up in the Clare Valley during the day, and placed into the cold room overnight the whole bunch pressed the following morning at the Petaluma Winery in the Adelaide Hills. Pressed to stainless steel tanks for cold settling; racked off lees to stainless steel tank for cool fermentation; matured in stainless steel tanks before being blended then gently filtered and bottled.

For a thirteen year old wine, the colour is amazingly pale and bright. Looks like a three year old wine. White flowers and vanilla the dominant smell, with citrus underneath and some honeyed development. Bright, juicy and full of sweet perfumed lemon and tangerine fruit, slatey acidity, dry but textured finish. Super length. In a very good place, but no hurry at all. Will go another decade easily. Tasted: Feb 2015; Alcohol: 12.8%; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2015-2032; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front

Another unbelievably good Clare riesling from the unusually late, cool 2002 ripening season. Its floral perfume of apple blossom, pear and rose petals precedes a palate of exceptional concentration and elegance, framed by trim, bracing acids. Layers of apple, pear, peach and citrus fruit constantly unfold, finishing long and austere. Rating: 96 Points; Jeremy Oliver

A Peter Pan wine, very fine, delicate, reserved and fresh, showing no sign of kerosene and very little toast. Great balance and finesse: it seems more like 10 than 19 years old. Date Tasted: June 2021; Rating: 96 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review

 

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SKU 15479
Brand Petaluma
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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