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XANADU Next of Kin Chardonnay, Margaret River 2009

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XANADU Next of Kin Chardonnay, Margaret River 2009 XANADU Next of Kin Chardonnay, Margaret River 2009

XANADU Next of Kin Chardonnay, Margaret River 2009

Next of Kin is Xanadu’s entry-level range – and sets very high standards for both quality and value. Next of Kin Chardonnay is 100% Margaret River from a number of vineyard sources. Unusually for a modestly-priced wine, it is 50% barrel-fermented with the whole wine matured for nine months in mostly used oak, with regular lees-stirring. Such attentive treatment results in a wine with melon-like varietal flavour seasoned with attractive spicy/savoury notes and with good richness to its texture. Xanadu was a Margaret River pioneer but had a chequered history until it was purchased in 2005 by the Rathbone family, owners of Yering Station and Mount Langi Ghiran. Winemaking is in the capable hands of Glenn Goodall, who joined in 1999.
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Next of Kin is Xanadu’s entry-level range – and sets very high standards for both quality and value. Next of Kin Chardonnay is 100% Margaret River from a number of vineyard sources. Unusually for a modestly-priced wine, it is 50% barrel-fermented with the whole wine matured for nine months in mostly used oak, with regular lees-stirring. Such attentive treatment results in a wine with melon-like varietal flavour seasoned with attractive spicy/savoury notes and with good richness to its texture. Xanadu was a Margaret River pioneer but had a chequered history until it was purchased in 2005 by the Rathbone family, owners of Yering Station and Mount Langi Ghiran. Winemaking is in the capable hands of Glenn Goodall, who joined in 1999.
  • Style: Chardonnay
  • Vintage: 2009
  • Region: Margaret River
  • Code: XNOKCH
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: Australia

Region Margaret River

Margaret River Located three hours south of Perth, Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Serious vineyard development began only in the late 1960’s following the publication of a report by John Gladstones in 1965 stating that the area had a similar climate to Pomerol or St Emilion, with low frost risk, plenty of sunshine and equable temperatures within the growing season promoting even ripening. Margaret River’s climate is warm and maritime, with some cooling influence provided by southeast trade winds. The soils derive from granitic and a gneissic rock over which laterite has formed. The region can be divided in three sub-regions: the cooler south between Yallingup and Karridale with predominantly lateritic gravelly loamy sands and sandy loams; the warm and sunnier Willyabrup in the centre with predominantly gravelly loams, but some gritty sandy loams and granitic gravels; and Margaret River in the north with similar soils, but slightly cooler tem

Margaret River

Located three hours south of Perth, Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Serious vineyard development began only in the late 1960’s following the publication of a report by John Gladstones in 1965 stating that the area had a similar climate to Pomerol or St Emilion, with low frost risk, plenty of sunshine and equable temperatures within the growing season promoting even ripening. Margaret River’s climate is warm and maritime, with some cooling influence provided by southeast trade winds. The soils derive from granitic and a gneissic rock over which laterite has formed. The region can be divided in three sub-regions: the cooler south between Yallingup and Karridale with predominantly lateritic gravelly loamy sands and sandy loams; the warm and sunnier Willyabrup in the centre with predominantly gravelly loams, but some gritty sandy loams and granitic gravels; and Margaret River in the north with similar soils, but slightly cooler temperatures. This is entirely consistent with style; the wines from Willyabrup being more generous than the highly structured wines of the north and the elegant styles of the south. Margaret River is best known for high quality Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends and top notch Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. Over the years, the region has established an astonishing reputation illustrating a consistency in quality and a strongly focused winemaking culture.

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Winery XANADU

XANADU

John Lagan and family established Xanadu in the 1977 naming the property after Samuel Coleridge’s epic Kubla Khan or a Vision in a Dream. During the mid-1980s and 1990s Xanadu created a strong following for its muscular but energetic wines. After a brief interlude as a public company, it is now once more in private hands as part of the Rathbone Wine group. The Rathbone family has instigated a complete revitalisation of vineyard and wine making practise including lowering yields and optimising regional nuance. The 85 ha property is farmed along low input/organic lines and winemaking follows a minimal-intervention philosophy. Under winemaker Glenn Goodall, Xanadu is enjoying a major renaissance.
ABN: 13 133 179 656
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ABN: 13 133 179 656 New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007. It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. License Number: LIQP770010303 Victoria: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $17,000), for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $700). License Number: 32055289