2017 Chardonnay

bottle (s)
Minimum order: 12 bottles (incl. mixed case)
  • Colour

    Golden straw

  • Nose

    Fresh white peach, melon and citrus aromas with a hint of new oak

  • Palate

    Delicate flavours of melon and lime, balanced by subtle oak and a long finish

  • Source

    Bimbadgen’s McDonalds Road Vineyard and Winbirra Vineyard

  • Vinification

    Fruit was crushed and juice settled before transferring into oak puncheons and barriques. Fermentation using three different yeast strains added texture and depth

  • Blending


  • Aging

    Eight months in new and old French oak

  • Bottling

    September 2017

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpHTA
Chardonnay13.1%5 + years16th Jan 2017100% French3.406.6g/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.