Pack the Cellar with Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
Leeuwin estate is one of the five founding wineries of the Margaret River wine region. The region is an ancient land rich in history, and it is abounding in passionate master winemakers.
Founded in 1979, the Leeuwin Estate has become quite famous for producing Australia’s most sought-after and best Margaret River chardonnay.
What makes Leeuwin estate chardonnay world-class? Discover the Margaret River region and everything you need to know before (or while) sipping a glass of chardonnay. We couldn’t choose just one Leeuwin estate art series chardonnay to review. Every year they deliver on quality, length and flavour. Currently, we have 2010, 2015, 2016 and 2017 vintages in stock.
The Margaret River Wine Region and Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay
Located in one of the most southwestern areas of mainland Australia is the world-renowned Margaret River region. According to Simone Furlong and Denis Horgan of the Leeuwin estate(*1), the mid-1970s marked the first plantings of chardonnay in the Margaret River region. The land of the Margaret River has itself been aged for eons. It is rich in iron, lime and sand with a clay subsoil.
The Mediterranean climate is bolstered by ocean shores which envelope the region on three sides. The fruit matures slowly, thus, allowing the winemakers to achieve the perfect balance each season(*1).
Margaret River is a maritime region, and the chardonnay doesn’t disappoint when paired with seafood. It is as if the winery was destined for the Margaret River. Perfect climate, soil and local seafood.
Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
The art series label represents the most sumptuous and age-worthy fruit at the Leeuwin estate(*2). Each year the label changes, as you can see in our review video. The estate commissions a new painting for each vintage from a leading contemporary Australian artist. The majority of the 150 artworks hang in the Leeuwin estate art gallery(*4).
Leeuwin Estate Chardonnay Review
The Art Series is known to drink quite well at a young age. They benefit greatly after about ten years in the cellar. Stock up and get ready to enjoy the development of the flavours of the Leeuwin Estate.
Flavours: The Chardonnay shows flavours of stone fruits, pear, citrus and a good oak balance.
Bouquet: Interwoven florals and spice. The strength and purity of the ripe fruits used are reminiscent of a Tahitian beach.
An elegant and sophisticated chardonnay with great length and good acid drive.
The art of winemaking, decadent food, music, contemporary artists, Australian culture and climate culminate in the Margaret River region.
Where to Buy
No matter where you are in Australia or around the world, you deserve to experience the Leeuwin estate’s chardonnay. The art series is exported to 30 markets worldwide, so be sure not to miss out on your bottle(*5). Pick up (or get a bottle delivered) to open today and put one or two in the cellar.
Be transported to the fabulous Margaret River region by way of a Tahitian beach with the impressive Art Series.
Pick up in-store or order online on the Summer Hill Wine Shop website.
- 2010 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
- 2015 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
- 2016 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
- 2017 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay
Are you looking for something else? Our team are readily available to answer questions and provide expert guidance. Drop-in, contact us online or give us a call.
REFERENCES *1. Furlong, S and Horgan, D. The History and Evolution of Chardonnay in Margaret River. Wine Australia. YouTube. 2018. *2. Summer Hill Wine Shop. Leeuwin Estate Margaret River Chardonnay Australian Wine. YouTube. Sydney; 2020. *3. Summer Hill Wine Shop. 2017 Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay Margaret River. Sydney; 2020. *4. Leeuwin Estate. Art Gallery. Margaret River; 2020. *5. Leeuwin Estate. This is Our Story. Margaret River; 2020.