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Bimbadgen Estate 2016 Chardonnay

$23.20 Club Bimbadgen Price
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2016 marks a milestone in the partnership between Bimbadgen and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. As the MCA celebrates 25 years redefining Sydney’s artistic landscape, Bimbadgen is proud to celebrate our involvement as an MCA partner for the last 15 years. To commemorate this special occasion, we have extended our collaboration with the MCA to showcase these spectacular images on all of our Estate wines bottled in 2016.

This Chardonnay is a blend of Bimbadgen’s McDonalds Road and Palmers Lane vineyard blocks. The red clay soils of both sites give this wine its distinctive melon and peach flavours, balanced by a fine citrus acidity and smooth round finish. Aged in old and new French oak barriques and puncheons for 10 months, it is a modern style of Hunter Valley Chardonnay. Enjoy!

Melbourne-based artist Louise Hearman creates visually haunting, modestly-scaled paintings in oil that are characterised by their eerie, gothic quality and deft manipulation of light and shadow.

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  • Grown:
    Bimbadgen’s Premium McDonalds Road Vineyard.
  • Picked:
    Hand picked on the 13th of January, 2016.
  • Made:
    The fruit was crushed and allowed to settle, the clear juice transferred into a mixture of old and new French puncheons (500L) and barriques (225L). Three different yeast strains were used in fermentation, adding texture and depth, the wine kept in barrel for 8 months before final blending, fining and bottling.
  • Bottled:
    September, 2016.
  • Analysis:
    pH: 3.42 TA : 6.4g/L Alc: 12.5%
  • Appearance:
    Pale lemon with a lime hue.
  • Aroma:
    Fresh aromas of white peach and melon.
  • Palate:
    The palate is delicate with flavours of melon and lime, balanced by delicate subtle oak nuances with a long finish.
  • Cellaring:
    Cellar with confidence for 5 years and more.
  • Food:
    Grilled barramundi.