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Bishops Head 2014 Chardonnay

Bishops Head

Hand harvested from the Dunnolly Vineyard on Church Rd, Our 2014 Chardonnay avoided most of the incessant the rains of that season. Whole bunch pressed and wild yeast fermented in one year old French oak puncheons. On lees for 10 months before racking and bottling.

"Restrained and savoury, the lifted nose shows golden apple, grapefruit, flint and oatmeal characters. The palate is gently weighted and firmly structured, and delivers delicate fruit intensity and bright acidity, leading to a mouth-watering finish" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (Jan'17)

A spicy oaked Chardonnay like ours complements full flavoured savoury dishes such as veal and rabbit with creamy, garlic or lemon flavoured sauces.

Current Vintage: 2014
Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Waipara Valley