Medium lemon yellow.
Peach, melon and oak spice.
Delicate melon flavours, time in oak adding depth and spice, finishing with a grapefruit acidity. Moreish.
Bimbadgen Hunter Valley 2016 Chardonnay$22.00 per bottle
Premium Hunter Valley Chardonnay blocks.
Fruit crushed and de-stemmed, settled and fermented in old and new French barriques (225L) and Puncheons (500L).
11 months in oak.
8th December, 2016
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Chardonnay||12.6%||5 years||Mid Jan||French||3.52||6.2g/L|
Vintage 2016 was ultimately rewarding in many ways. Hail at flowering followed by 400mm of rain in January created many challenges in the vineyard. Hot dry weather in between ensured even consistent ripening resulting in a well-rounded Chardonnay harvest.