Rolling Chardonnay 2016

£9.75

In every sport there are individuals that transcend the game; football had Pele, boxing had Ali, in darts there was Phil the Power Taylor (we always thought he should have...

In every sport there are individuals that transcend the game; football had Pele, boxing had Ali, in darts there was Phil the Power Taylor (we always thought he should have been called 'The Precision' power had very little to do with it) and Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling race there is Chris Anderson. 20 wins he's had! Who knew a man could eat that much double Gloucester? We're not ones to judge but falling down a vertical slope in pursuit of a wheel of cheese that's reaching speeds of 70mph doesn't seem to be the smartest way to welcome in the Spring. Surely, they could do something better with that hill.


They should take a leaf out of Debbie Lauritz book and grow some cool climate Chardonnay. That way everyone can enjoy a beautiful white wine expressive of stone fruit with a creamy texture, opposed to a cheese that just smashed into a St John's Ambulance. Debbie Lauritz; the Chris Anderson of Central Ranges winemaking.


In the early 1980's some astute and dedicated wine pioneers recognised the cool climate and ideal soils of the Orange region. Orange, along with the Central Ranges have become the largest cool climate region in Australia. The area, alongside Mudgee and Cowra, produces twice the amount of wine as the Hunter Valley.


The founders of what is now Cumulus were ambitious, planting a massive 500 hectares of vineyard and built a 10,000-tonne winery with storage capacity for 8 million litres of wine. In 2004, the company was renamed “Cumulus Estate Wines’, inspired by the local cloud formations of the area. In 2007, the Portuguese based, Berardo family joined them, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise.


Today, Cumulus Estate Wines is the largest producer of an emerging wine region, with 508 hectares under vine, classified as 48% Orange and 52% Central Ranges. The vineyard has at least ten different varietals – Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. With mild summers and cold winters, good winter and spring rains aid vine development. As a member of entwine, they also practice excellent sustainable farming practices.

Please note: Due to the current pressure on delivery networks we are no longer able to offer guaranteed next day deliveries. Though not guaranteed, we will be placing all standard delivery orders made before 2 pm on a 24 hour service without extra charge.
UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

Delivery Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.