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2019 Bended Knee Chardonnay

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$ 40.00 AUD

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300kg of fruit handpicked each morning, rigorously hand sorted then chilled overnight.Pressed as whole bunches; that 300kg fills the press; yields just enough juice for one barrel. Racked straight to barrel (including solids). Fermentation using only indigenous yeasts (lag phase5-6 days) Some lees stirring, full MLF to soften the acidity.• Oak: 225L Barriques, Dargaud et Jaegle, Bossuet.• 25% new oak• 100 cases. Bottled Feb 2020• Alcohol: 12.5%

Region - Ballarat

Type - White

Year - 2019

Winery - Bended Knee

Grape - Chardonnay

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Light gold with a beautifully perfumed and sweet nose of white florals, lemon curd, sugarmelon, white peach and lush yellow apple. It's a touch smoky too!In the mouth it's silky and fine, driven with pristine and zesty flavours of citrus, nectarine, white peach and crisp apple. Subtle oak imparts vanilla and spice, while a line of minerality gives an incredible zing of texture and focus. Vibrant and elegant!

Wine descriptors

Lean and Crisp, Vibrant and Exciting, Elegant and Fine, Minimal Intervention

Fruit aromas & flavour

Apples and Pear, Citrus, Stonefruit, Melon

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Minerality, Spices

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

“Ballarat here. Cool and refreshing expression with tingly, lemony tang under green apple and green melon fruit characters with some barely there nougat notes. Crisp edges, a little flinty minerally thing in the mix, grapefruity tang to close. A chiselled, firm and fresh chardonnay of great merit here.” 93 points

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

The Grape

Chardonnay

One of the most planted, versatile and popular white varieties in the world. As a stand alone grape, Chardonnay is not the most interesting, nor complex varietal out there...but in the hands of a great winemaker it can be turned into one of the world's greatest pleasures! From the best bubbles of Champagne, to the lean, unoaked and mineral expressions of Chablis and the opulent, oaked and complex whites of Burgundy, Chardonnay is responsible for making some of the greatest expressions of white wine on the planet.

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