Delicate grapefruit, flint, struck match, oak
Balanced mix of white peach and nectarine, textured mid palate and gentle oak
Bimbagen’s McDonalds Road and Palmers Lane Vineyards; selected Hunter Valley parcels
Whole bunch pressed into new and old French Oak. Indigenous yeasts and lees stirring imparting body plus flavour.
The best barrels selected and blended for Signature Chardonnay
7 months in French barriques and puncheons
24th October, 2013
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Chardonnay||13.0%||5-10 years||21st Jan||New + Old French barriques + Puncheons||3.25||5.5g/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.