2018 Single Year Release Bannockburn Chardonnay
A super classy, generous style of Chardonnay from the iconic Bannockburn Vineyards. Made with patience and without messing.
In the glass
Preserved lemon and honey, lovely richness unfolding nicely with some air. Super comforting stuff.
From Bannockburn Vineyards, responsible for some of Australia's great Chardonnays. Winery Block, Bannockburn Vineyards in the Geelong G.I. While the clone of this 1981 planting is not certain, it’s most likely P58. The rootstock is SO4. Soils are mix volcanic top soils (basalt) over limestone.Grown by Lucas Grigsby with Matt Holmes.
Picked early, on phenolics and flavour.
Destemmed and gently pressed to settle in tank, then fermented in old puncheon and one second-pass hogshead.
Racked after summer to tank for a further six months.
Bottled winter 2019, some sulphur added.