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2016 Bannockburn Chardonnay


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Our Price: $54.99 / bottle (RRP: $60.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'It’s a joyous, unashamed expression of its variety, its place, its style.'
94 Points - Campbell Mattinson

  • The first Bannockburn vineyard was planted in 1974, with subsequent plantings through to the early 1980’s, making the vines some of the oldest in the Geelong region. A terroir consisting of meagre rainfall, low vigour soils and prevailing winds from the Southern Ocean, combined with close plantings results in a growing environment that naturally restricts yields, the determinants of Bannockburn's unique wine flavours and structures.


    Bannockburn's Estate Chardonnay is drawn from the Estate's Olive Tree Hill Vineyard (planted in 1976) and Winery Block (1981), on volcanic soils over limestone, with the average age of vines sitting around the 35-year-old mark. The fruit was whole bunch pressed, settled overnight then wild fermented in 500 litre French oak puncheons (20% new). The wine spent 14 months on lees with minimal stirring and no sulphur prior to a small addition before bottling in July 2017.


    Fresh citrus fruits are well integrated with struck match and creamy oak aromatics. The wine is centred around a core of moderate acid with supporting phenolics, well suited to a range of food pairings.


    'Glowing yellow in colour. Full bodied, flashy and fleshy with all the razzle dazzle you might hope for and even expect. This is chardonnay in full bloom. Marzipan, honeysuckle, peach, citrus and slashes of spicy oak. Buttered toast; just a fraction. It’s rich, harmonious and persistent. There’s a milkiness about the edges. It’s a joyous, unashamed expression of its variety, its place, its style.'
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson

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