2017 was a much smaller crop than normal. But the quality of this Felton Road Bannockburn Chardonnay is of the highest order.
Winery Notes “The nose is an intense and complete harmony of white peach, hazelnut and freshly baked bread. The palate is initially opulent and mouth-filling but rapidly brought into fine focus with a spine of citrus and a hint of flint. It’s exactly what we have come to expect from Bannockburn Chardonnay: subtle, powerful yet intricate, with characteristic bright acidity giving ajuicy finish and considerable length. Precision and honesty contribute to this distinctive and fine Chardonnay.”
Grabbed more then their share of world renown for full bodied and powerful Pinot. Searching beyond you’ll find pockets of fascinating wines from subregional experiments to aromatic whites.
The grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring as can malolactic fermentation.