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Bimbadgen Signature 2013 Hunter Valley Chardonnay

$40.00 Club Bimbadgen Price
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Our Winemaker has chosen only the finest parcels of fruit identified within select Hunter Valley vineyards to craft a premium wine of regional style and intensity of flavour.

This Chardonnay has a fine bouquet of melon and citrus with hints of oyster shell minerality.This elegant wine exhibits a palate of melon, delicate white peach and crunchy grapefruit flavours. Aging in French oak has lent structure, hints of toastiness and complexity.

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  • Grown:
    The Chardonnay fruit has been selected from Bimbadgen’s own Chardonnay vineyards and premium Hunter Valley Vineyards.
  • Picked:
    Between the 21st Jan and 2nd February.
  • Made:
    The majority of this fruit was whole bunch pressed, gently fined in tank and racked to old and new French barriques and puncheons. The juice was allowed to ferment with indigenous wild yeasts in barrel where it remained until blending in September. During this time monthly battonage - stirring of the yeast lees to encourage autolysis - occurred, imparting increased body and a yeasty toasty flavor to the wine. The wine was gently fined before final filtration and bottling.
  • Bottled:
    24th October, 2013.
  • Analysis:
    pH 3.25 TA: 5.5 g/L ALC: 13.0%
  • Appeareance:
    Pale green-yellow.
  • Aroma:
    This chardonnay has aromas of delicate grapefruit, struck match, flint and delicate oak.
  • Palate:
    The palate is complex, a balanced mix of white peach and nectarine carried by seamless grapefruit acidity combined with a textured mid palate and gentle oak.
  • Cellaring:
    5-10 years.
  • Food:
    Smoked chicken
  • Awards:
    TROPHY - NSW Small Winemakers Show 2016 94 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2016 BRONZE - NSW Wine Awards 2016 GOLD - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2015 SILVER - Hunter Valley Wine Show 2014 SILVER - 2014 Royal Queensland Wine Show