Hunter Valley
2018 Chardonnay

$25.00 non member price

Members Allocation Price – $240 per dozen. RRP – $25 per bottle.

bottle (s)
  • 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 on lees to add texture and depth. Lees stirring monthly.

  • Blending


  • Aging

    10 months in new and old French oak

  • Bottling

    11th November 2018

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpHTA
Chardonnay12.9%5 + years14th - 27th Jan 2018100% French3.276.3g/L

2018 marked the second consecutive vintage in the Hunter Valley that has produced outstanding wines. A vintage typified by warm, dry conditions, the 2018 growing season was similar to 2017 only more compressed. We made bold picking decisions and have been rewarded with white wines that have retained a delicate line of acidity reflecting true vineyard and varietal character. On first taste of the red wines in barrel, they consistently demonstrate a vibrancy and class last seen in 2014. An exciting Hunter Valley vintage.