2013 Chardonnay

$65.00 non member price

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  • Colour

    Pale green-yellow

  • Nose

    Delicate grapefruit, flint, struck match, oak

  • Palate

    Balanced mix of white peach and nectarine, textured mid palate and gentle oak

  • Source

    Bimbagen’s McDonalds Road and Palmers Lane Vineyards; selected Hunter Valley parcels

  • Vinification

    Whole bunch pressed into new and old French Oak. Indigenous yeasts and lees stirring imparting body plus flavour.

  • Blending

    The best barrels selected and blended for Signature Chardonnay

  • Aging

    7 months in French barriques and puncheons

  • Bottling

    24th October, 2013

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpHTA
Chardonnay13.0%5-10 years21st JanNew + Old French barriques + Puncheons3.255.5g/L

Vintage 2013 was one of the driest in many years, and despite a slow start vintage arrived early with early varieties being picked in the second week of January. Cyclone Oswald brought heavy rain at the end of January but with plenty of warning most fruit was able to be harvested, if somewhat frantically. The open canopies from the dry season saw great flavour and colour development.