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  • Brilliant very pale straw colour with a watery hue.
  • Delicate aromas of melon, white peach and citrus are followed by a hint of mineral.
  • Light and crisp the palate has flavours of melon and citrus alongside traces of white peach and a touch of mineral.
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Fresh citrus and pear aromas with underlying hints of pineapple and stonefruits, subtle toasty oak is a bystander.
Palate The palate is medium to full bodied offering white fleshed nectarines, gala apples and zesty lemony flavours. Lees stirring contributes some creamy, marshallow texture balanced by a lovely talcy/ mineral thread and bright acidity, finishing crisp, lingering and dry.
Food Pairing Mushrooms
Cellaring 3-5 Years
Notes Wild-fermented and apparently unoaked; an exercise in laser precision and attention to detail in the vineyard and winery alike. Pink grapefruit and nectarine sit in the box seat, vibrant acidity an integral part of the profile. Xanadu does it again.
Variety Chardonnay
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2013
Region Margaret River
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 13.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Xanadu
Located only five minutes from the heart of the Margaret River township, Xanadu wines is considered as a true pioneer of the region. The now 65 hectares of vines flourish on the original estate in the rich, free draining gravel soils of the Margaret River region.

Winemaker Glenn Goodall joined Xanadu in 1999 and took on the role of Senior Winemaker in early 2005. His passion and dedication for the vineyards and the wines, and a commitment to encouraging a strong team spirit, has allowed Xanadu to thrive.
Margaret River
Margaret River is the name of a river, town and key wine region. It is one of the younger viticultural regions in Australia, quickly gaining popularity for its world-class wine. Located 280km South of Perth in Western Australia, the first plantings were only made in 1967. The region has grown rapidly and is recognised as one of the great wine-producing regions of the world, with over 200 wineries in operation. Made up of predominantly boutique producers, with a number of big player wineries also, the region makes up only 3% of the Australian wine production, but commands over 20% of the premium wine market. The wineries in the region are vibrant, innovative and progressive in their approach to viticulture.



The Mediterranean style climate provides superior maritime growing conditions, with vines not affected by extreme summer and winter temperatures. The region is well known for producing outstanding red wines; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and to a lesser extent Shiraz, Tempranillo and Malbec. Both straight varietals and famous Bordeaux blends can be outstanding.



In the white wines, Chardonnays of great depth and character, and fresh Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends are the main varietals the region is famous for. Lesser quantities of Viognier, Riesling and Muscat are also produced.
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James Halliday
Wild-fermented and apparently unoaked; an exercise in laser precision and attention to detail in the vineyard and winery alike. Pink grapefruit and nectarine fruit sits in the box seat, vibrant acidity an integral part of the wine’s profile. Xanadu does it again.
Campbell Mattinson

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