The very fine wines of Petaluma – exclusively at MMI

Established in 1976, Petaluma is built upon the belief of planting the right varieties for individual vineyards in regions where the varietals excel. This pioneering attitude towards viticulture and winemaking remains as uncompromising and true today as it did over 35 years ago. Petaluma is considered to be one of the true icons of the Australian wine industry and MMI welcomes them to their portfolio for 2012.

Petaluma Piccadilly Valley Chardonnay AED 150

Petaluma harvests chardonnay fruit from seven distinguished site vineyards in the Piccadilly Valley sub-region of the Adelaide Hills. The Piccadilly Valley has the coolest and most Burgundy like climate of South Australia with free draining, aerobic red soils over Cambrian shales. The result is a very textured wine with lovely lingering acidity. An elegant and refined Chardonnay.

Drink: 3-7 years      Food: Lobster

Petaluma Coonawarra AED 195

Petaluma’s ‘HERO’ red wine, for over 20 years, Petaluma’s Coonawarra has been crafted from premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes, two of the best varietals from South Australia’s renowned Coonawarra region. The fruit for Coonawarra is sourced from two main sites, the Evans Vineyard and the Sharefarners Vineyard. The average age of the vines is in excess of 30 years and these hand pruned, close spaced, vertical canopy vines are naturally balanced at modest crop levels of 5 tonnes/hectare of hand-picked fruit. The result is a plush, full-bodied wine with earthy, red berry fruit flavours. Balanced oak and silky tannins means this wine delivers now but is extremely cellar worthy. One of Australia’s most collectible wines achieving a Langton’s Wine Classification of ‘Distinguished’.

 Drink: 5-12 years      Food: Roast Beef

 Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling AED 110

Sourced from Petaluma’s single vineyard, Hanlin Hill is situated in Clare Valley, South Australia. A delicate, floral Riesling wine displaying typical Clare Valley minerality and lemon lime intensity, rounded out by a slatey, minerally finish typical of the Hanlin Hill vineyard.

 Drink: Now to 12 years      Food: Oysters

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