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Balgownie Estate

2016 Balgownie Estate Chardonnay Bendigo

2016 Balgownie Estate Chardonnay Bendigo
New Vintage Release

Chardonnay was planted in our vineyards in Bendigo in 1976 and has been produced consistently since the initial release in 1979. The continental climate is instrumental in producing fruit that has a wonderful balance between acidity, ripeness and flavour. Grown using sustainable vineyard practices and fermented partially with wild yeast and partially with cultured yeast before spending 11 months on lees. The wine was matured in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels. 

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Bendigo
Acid
6.4
pH
3.48
Aging
6 to 8 years
Alcohol %
12.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A sensational, medium-bodied wine with lovely ripe white peach character, hints of honey, cream, nougat and a touch of toasty oak. The palate is lovely and complex with flavours of white peach, honey, melon and cream balanced by crisp acid and gentle oak. There is a beautiful creamy, textural mouthfeel in the mid-palate that gives way to a long and fine finish.
Vineyard Notes
The chardonnay vineyard was planted in Bendigo in 1976 and has matured into an exceptional vineyard producing exquisitely balanced fruit using minimal irrigation. The chardonnay grapes were hand-harvested in cool conditions at the perfect point of balance between ripeness and acidity.
Winemaker Notes
Our Estate Chardonnay was whole bunch pressed and provided free run juice with a balance of concentrated flavours, acid and a notable elegance. The juice was fermented using wild yeast to enhance complexity. Barrel fermentation took place over a six week period after which the wine was aged on lees for a further eleven months, with malolactic fermentation discouraged. After time in oak barriques our Chardonnay was bottled. With careful cellaring this wine will continue to develop over 5 to 8 years.
Food Pairing Notes
Grilled pork loin with kumara mash.
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