About This Wine
In New South Wales, there’s a very special place for growing Chardonnay grapes.
The area is known as Mudgee, and it has been producing wine since the 1850s. In fact, historic records indicate that the beginnings of Australia’s love affair with crisp, clean, fruit-forward Chardonnay can be traced to the Kurtz’s Eurunderee Vineyard in Mudgee.
These days, Mudgee is the source of the James Oatley Tic Tok Chardonnay, a wine that was five generations in the making, dating back to the early 19th century when James Oatley was transported from England to Australia after being convicted of stealing bed linen. Penalties were stiff in those days, and six years passed before Oatley was pardoned and could resume his clock-making craft.
Today, Bob Oatley tips his hat to James’ clock-making skills with the Tic Tok label. The 2010 James Oatley Tic Tok Chardonnay also underscores the specialness of the Mudgee region’s exceptional winegrapes.
Relatively easy to grow in a variety of locations. Consistently produces some of the world's great white wines. Complex, full, rich and fruity with soft edges and moderate acidity. Offers rich and intense fruit flavors of apple, fig, melon, pear, peach, pineapple, along with creamy yeast spice, honey, butter and hazelnut flavors.
- Grape Composition:100% Chardonnay
- Grape Source:Mudgee Growing Area of Australia
- Aromas & Flavors:Red Apple, Pear, Tropical Fruit, Light Toast, Baking Spice, Fig and Cream
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionbaked chicken, or turkey with dressing.