Finely balanced showing pure fresh tropical fruit flavours, with a touch of apricot and a delicate and refreshing finish.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is a bright straw colour with green tinges to the edge.
At release, the wine displays lifted aromas of white peach and candied citrus which are in harmony with subtle apricot and spice.
At release, the wine has a crisp, round palate with fresh fruit characters of peach and nectarine on the mid palate and zesty lemon on the back palate. There is also subtle spice characters to the flavour. The wine is medium to full-bodied with soft tannins and long, persistent finish.
Drink now if you like your wine young and fresh! If you like a bit of maturity in your Chardonnay, the wine will benefit from careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2013.
|Residual Sugar:||1.94 g/L|
Food type: Italian, Pasta, Seafood
This is a great example of one of those easy crowd pleasers. Just make sure no one eats the ...
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Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury, March 2011
This Saturday the world celebrates Earth Hour when we all get to turn the lights out in the name of global warming. What better way to celebrate than with a bottle of the world's first carbon neutral wine, an achievement that earned Wakefield global acclaim. This chardonnay, one of four varieties under the Eighty Acres label, is soft and creamy with stonefruit and tropical flavours, nicely balanced acidity and a clean finish.
Lyndey Milan, Daily Examiner, April 2011
The Perfect Red
When you buy Wakefield you can rest assured that you'll enjoy the drop. The 2010 chardonnay is a finely balanced wine that displays fresh tropical fruit flavours as all good chardonnays should.
Michelle Reedy, Who Weekly, April 2011
Down in South Australia's Clare Valley the Wakefield are chuffed about winning a gold medal at the Chardonnay du Monde wine competition in France last month. And more so that it came from their Eighty Acres range, which is carbon neutral from cradle to grave, and at a bargain price.
MX Sydney, May 2011
Deliciously drinkable, affordable enough to crack open on a Tuesday night, carbon neutral and a winner of a gold medal last month at a swanky wine awards in Burgundy, France (and those Burgundians know a thing or two about chardonnay). Talk about ticking all the boxes. The ever so slightly tropical notes will no doubt mellow with sometime in the bottle
West Australian, May 2011
This is part of Taylor's carbon neutral range of wines. It's an excellent value-for-money, currant-drinking chardonnay with dominant tropical flavours and just a little creamy oak. The citrus tang adds life to the medium-weight palate.
Ross Noble, Mount Barker Courier, May 2011
Wine smiles for Mothers' Day
Wakefield Wines at Auburn at the entrance to the Clare Valley trumped the best of Australian chardonnays at the Chateau du Monde International Competition. The Wakefield Eighty Acres Chardonnay 2010 was one of only 53 chardonnays to wine gold against 914 entries from countries from around the world in the variety's heartland, Burgundy. Wakefield' Eighty Acres range is 100% carbon neutral and was selected by Australia's Ambassador for Climate Change for a function in Copenhagen and was awarded Best Green Launch by Drinks magazine, and also picked up awards for sustainability and environmental management. It's the peaches and cream style and a delight to drink. 'And it doesn't cost the earth' says Mitchell Taylor
Max Cruz, Northern Star, June 2011
Full credit to the carbon tax
Wakefield Eighty Acres Clare Valley Chardonnay 2010, $16. Carbon neutral and it's won a gold medal, too. However half the population won't drink it because they are inconsiderate twits.
Ross Noble, Mount Barker Courier, September 2011
Wine Spring a time for whites
A stylish wine with luscious tropical fruit on the nose and palate it finishes with refreshing natural acidity.
James Halliday, 1001 Wines Under $20, November 2011
The Clare Valley has red soils with fractured limestone that should be ideal for chardonnay, and the flexibility of the variety in adapting to a range of climates should result in very, very good chardonnay. It doesn't, the reason(s) unknown. This has a light, bright green-straw colour, with yellow peach and tropical fruit tightened by some aciddity. You can't expect more from the Clare Valley. Don't wait.