2020 Gin Gin Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay (Gin Gin clone - the oldest in Australia)
A new site for BK in 2020 with great heritage - one of the sites originally planted in 1985 by Brian Croser, a pioneer in Australia for Chardonnay and especially the Piccadilly Valley. Sandstone soils with a lot of quartz at 500 meters, east facing.
Hand harvested and direct pressed to French oak barrique, 20% of which are new. The wine underwent full malolactic, with fortnightly (that’s every two weeks) battonage for 8 months after which is was racked and bottled.
TASTING NOTES |
So you fancy yourself a bit of a grapevine geek (that’s cool… everyone needs a hobby) and thought GinGin was the same clone as Mendoza? Ah ha – that’s where you’re wrong! Pour yourself a glass and read up, sunshine. But for the rest of the class, let’s just focus instead on the Old-World beauty that is GinGin. A clone from California, perhaps, but a wine with all of the hallmarks of the Jura. Golden to the eye with an open, slightly oxidative nose (think cashew nuts). Juniper berries and alpine wild flowers with a fresh, rounded texture. Born in the Piccadilly Valley not far from Swaby geographically, made identically in the winery, but ultimately continents apart stylistically.
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