Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018

The fruit was whole-bunch pressed, settled overnight then wild fermented in 500-litre French oak puncheons (20% new). One quarter of the wine did not go through malo, and the wine spent 12 months on lees with minimal stirring and no sulphur added, aside for a small addition before bottling. Bright and floral with lovely acid drive. Shows a clear intent with more restraint than previous vintages...


96 points The Weekend Australian


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Country
AUSTRALIA
Style
White Wine
Region
Geelong, Vic
Varietal
Chardonnay
Size
750 mL Bottle

Product Description

The fruit was whole-bunch pressed, settled overnight then wild fermented in 500-litre French oak puncheons (20% new). One quarter of the wine did not go through malo, and the wine spent 12 months on lees with minimal stirring and no sulphur added, aside for a small addition before bottling. Bright and floral with lovely acid drive. Shows a clear intent with more restraint than previous vintages. The palate opens all fleshy and generous but it finishes with a lovely savoury twist and classic Bannockburn salinity.

"Peach, grapefruit, spice, white mint chocolate. Powerful, glossy almost slippery feel, some creme caramel, but shot through with intense acidity, quartz-like texture, and a long saline, grapefruit and spice finish. Unashamedly, unapologetically, Chardonnay." 94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

"Good winter/spring rain, then dry through summer. Whole-bunch pressed, wild fermented in French barriques and puncheons. Beautiful length and shape to the blend of white peach and grapefruit flavours. 13.5% alc, screwcap, drink to 2028." 96 points, James Halliday, The Weekend Australian

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