Fresh white peach, melon and citrus aromas with a hint of new oak
Delicate flavours of melon and lime, balanced by subtle oak and a long finish
Bimbadgen’s McDonalds Road Vineyard and Winbirra Vineyard
Fruit was crushed and juice settled before transferring into oak puncheons and barriques. Fermentation using three different yeast strains added texture and depth
Eight months in new and old French oak
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Chardonnay||13.1%||5 + years||16th Jan 2017||100% French||3.40||6.6g/L|
2017 was another remarkable vintage in the Hunter Valley, one we believe that will be recalled fondly in years ahead. A vintage typified by warm, dry conditions, most white varieties were harvested by January prior to some record heat days in February. With the white varieties safely tucked away in the winery, the reds were harvested according to taste without any fear of rain or disease. A classic Hunter Valley vintage.