You have got to try this wine as it is a stunner. Ripe and complex fruit with strong acid backbone to give the wine longevity. There are some herbal characters that further add to this wine. With 17 months barrel maturation with a minor new oak influence, the flavour has a wonderful nutty character that will integrate superbly with the fruit. This is a real cellaring proposition as it will not be at its best for another 5-7 years. Buy it now as it will not last. Posted 13/04/2014.
This wine comes from a special part of The Elms Vineyard situated in front of the winery with a gentle east facing slope, schist gravel soils and our oldest Chardonnay vines.
Meticulous farming without chemicals and observing the natural rhythms of our ecosystem, combined with natural "hands off" wine making, results in a wine that expresses a true sense of place.
Being just south of the 45th parallel, close to the most southerly vineyards on Earth, Bannockburn has a cool climate ideal for elegant Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.
This wine was not fined or filtered: a harmless sediment may appear.