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a bottle of spitting spider chardonnay, dowie doole, mclaren vale, south australia
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Spitting Spider Chardonnay, Dowie Doole, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Price: 8.70

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This great value wine is produced by the Dowie Doole team based in McLaren Vale.  A bottle of wine can solve many problems.  At least that was the thinking of friends Norm Doole and Drew Dowie as the watched the sun rise after enduring a cold, all-night session harvesting some of their fruit during the difficult 1995 vintage.  Seeing their grapes being trucked away to other wineries and frustrated at not being in control of their fruit from that point, the two opened a bottle of red wine over breakfast and decided then to form a partnership, the purpose of which was to take charge of all aspects of growing grapes, making, bottling and selling their own wine.

The fruit was sourced from two different vineyard sites in McLaren Vale.  Grapes were picked and crushed at night.  As soon as the wine finished primary fermentation it was racked, cold stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.

Our fruit from the cooler Blewitt Springs vineyard was blended with the fuller bodied Chardonnay from the California Road vineyard producing a wine of lfavour but with delicacy and finesse.  The sole aim of this wine was to create a bright, lively, refreshing and fruit driven white.  Sealed with screw cap to retain maximum freshness and ensure freedom from cork taint.  Team with steamed salmon and spinach parcel with pesto butter.

Vintage: 2016
Colour: White
Variety: White Blend
Origin: Australia
Style: Crisp, Fresh, Dry White Wines
When to Drink: Wines to Drink Now
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bin Number: 1533

This unoaked Chardonnay is lighter in style, fresh with lovely fruity flavours.

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Customer Reviews
Fruity sort of chardonnay glug scrumptious
@toezapper, 08 June 2011
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