Orange is the only region in Australia that is defined by altitude. Vineyards at or above the 600 metre contour around Mount Canobolas are classified as Orange. Everything below is the Central Tablelands. It is genuinely a cool climate area that experiences snow most years. The highest vineyard sits at 1100 metres, which means wines across the altitude range can have differing varietal expressions and acid structure.
Printhie wines is owned and operated by the Swift family, locals to the Orange region for 35 years. Every individual batch of wine is made at Printhie aspiring to be classified at the highest level. Every wine is made with the same attention and passion in the hope that it will attain the highest classification
Printhie Mountain Range Chardonnay 2012 “93 Points. Part barrel-, part tank-fermented; part wild yeast, part cultured yeast; partial mlf; fine lees and stirring. All this for $18! It’s a very complex and attractive wines, its fruit running from grapefruit to stone fruit, the oak balanced, the length admirable. Screwcap. 13% alco. To 2014″ – James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition.