Wine "Koonunga Hill" Chardonnay, 2016
The wine is light straw color.
The taste of wine is clean, expressive, with good structure, fruity notes and a long finish.
The aroma of the wine reveals notes of pure apple and pear, complemented by thin creamy nuances.
Wine Recommended to white meat dishes with cream sauce, chicken with vegetable stew, spicy Asian dishes.
The range of wines "Koonunga Hill" is named in honor of one of the company's Penfolds vineyards, located in the Barossa Valley. Wines of this line fully reflect affordable and very decent wine style and philosophy Penfolds on which winemakers choose the best sites with berries and produce consistently high-quality wines each vintage. Beginning with the first issue of "Koonunga Hill" (Shiraz Cabernet) in 1976, the popularity and reputation of the brand is growing steadily.
Wine "Koonung Hill" Chardonnay since its first vintage in 1993 maintains the tradition of Penfolds wine offer excellent quality at an affordable price and occupy a high place among the best white wines in Australia. Different style of wine characteristic fruity tones on a substrate made of thin oak nuances, saturation, lightness and purity mineral aftertaste. Grapes comes from various vineyards and meets the strict requirements of Penfolds. Wine partially aged in small French oak barrels for a few months, and some matured in steel tanks to preserve the fresh fruit flavors.
Vineyards "Koonunga Hill" is located in South Australia. This region is one of the six states of Australia, which has long been involved in wine production and produces about half of the alcohol production of the country every year. In addition to quantity, the region is famous also the high quality of wines, especially from the varieties Shiraz, Riesling, Chardonnay, Grenache, as well as less common Semillon, Tempranillo and Verdello. Especially popular are the powerful red wines, most of which are made from grapes Shiraz. White wine is not strong southern Australia, but the exception is a world-class Riesling grapes, which is widely cultivated in the continent in the last few decades. Chardonnay is also popular and gaining new territory under vines. The climate of the region is dependent on two large bays that bring coolness from the ocean inland. Murray River also significantly cools the hot days and evens out temperature differences. In South Australia, the altitude varies almost up to 600 m, which allows to combine incompatible - to grow in one region such a variety of varieties as Chardonnay, which requires coolness and freshness, and Shiraz, which is more versatile and reliable.
Penfolds company has more than 165 years of experience in the field of winemaking. With its established it firmly established in the Australian market, has established itself as a quality manufacturer with an excellent reputation. Years of experience has allowed the members of the company to create a unique and distinctive wine "Penfolds style", which can rightly be proud of and pass on to future generations.