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2020 Ponting Pioneer Tasmanian Chardonnay

Tamar Valley, TAS

A racy Tassie Chardonnay, with a juicy mouthfeel and fantastic natural acidity.

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$29.00

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About

About This Wine

From his days as an emerging young cricketer, Ricky has a special affinity for his home state Tasmania. Even though you can take the boy out of Tassie, you can’t really get Tassie out of the boy.

While the majority of the Ponting wines are out of SA, they couldn’t resist the pull of his heritage, as well as the absolute quality of Tamar Valley Chardonnay with this cuvee. With an assist by Tassie winemaking legend, Jeremy Dineen, they have crafted a lean, taut, and racy wine with this exceptional fruit.

Full of citrus and stone fruits, all embraced but a nutty oak element, the wine is crisp yet textured, lean on the fruit, yet mouth-watering, with good length and acidity.

About Ponting Wines

For any athlete, the end of their career brings a lot of questions, let alone when you’ve reached the pinnacle of your sport, and are considered one of the best to ever play the game.

For former Australian Cricket captain Ricky Ponting, the answer was wine. Ponting Wines is a new venture, with a focus on creating the style of wines that appeal to Ricky and his wife Rianna.

Teaming up with McLaren Vale winemaker Ben Riggs (Mr. Riggs), this project is not about cynically slapping the Ponting name on wines and pretending he had something to do with the finished wines (we’re looking at you Shane Warne).

Sourcing fruit from Tasmania, Ricky’s home state, and South Australia where Ben is based, Ponting wines is all about making approachable, punter (no pun intended) friendly wines.

Winemaker Ben Riggs and Ricky Ponting
Winemaker Ben Riggs and Ricky Ponting
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

The grapes were picked early to maintain finesse. The fruit was whole bunch pressed, and the juice was minimally settled, no yeast was added allowing the wild yeast to take over the fermentation, wine was sent straight to barrel and a small percentage of new oak. After fermentation the wine was left without sulphur for a few months to allow natural malolactic fermentation to occur and to allow lees contact to increase texture. The wine was left on lees for six months.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Ricky in the winery
Ricky in the winery
McLaren Vale, SA
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Tuesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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