Penley Estate Aradia Chardonnay 2008
Chardonnay from Coonawarra , Limestone Coast , Australia
Aradia History: Aradia was a mythical goddess, daughter of the sun and the moon, two important elements in Penley's winemaking abilities. The sun represents strength and Australia's ability to produce its unique style of wines through the suns capability to ripen during harvest. The moon effects our seasons which in turn affects our grape growing abilities. Aradia also represents the duality in Penley's Tolley and Penfold family history.
The Wine: This chardonnay has been made to... View More
Light gold-colored, it displays a nose of toast, baking spices, poached pear, and apple. Medium to full-bodied, it has plenty of fruit, savory flavors, lively acidity, and good balance with the oak well integrated.
Established in 1988, by Kym Tolley, a direct descendant of the famous Penfold and Tolley winemaking families – the name Penley is an amalgam of the first three and last three letters from each title.
Tolley has over 25 years of winemaking experience, including being involved in the making of many vintages of the famous Penfolds Grange. The estate is located in the heart of Coonawarra, with the vines planted in the famed "terra... View More