Bannockburn Chardonnay 2018
Bannockburn's Estate Chardonnay is drawn from the estate's Olive Tree Hill vineyard (planted in 1976) and Winery Block (1981), on volcanic soils over limestone with the average age of vines sitting around the 35-year-old mark. The fruit was whole bunch pressed, settled overnight then wild fermented in 500 litre French oak puncheons (20% new). The wine spent 12 months on lees with minimal stirring and no sulphur prior to a small addition before bottling in March 2018.This 2017 release is Matt Holmes' third (Estate) Chardonnay release, and arguably his finest to date. It's a textural, sumptuous style with stone fruits, fresh citrus well integrated with 'le matchstick' notes and some creamy oak aromatics. The wine is centered around a core of bright acidity, with supporting phenolic grip. All is well.
In any six $55.19
Each $59.99
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