2016 Innocent Bystander Chardonnay

2016 Innocent Bystander Chardonnay

It is one of our two main squeezes out here, and this drop in particular will have you singing Yarra Valley praises.


$25

Availability: In stock

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Region:
Yarra Valley
Alc/Vol :
13.5%

Smells & tastes like:

Smells of
Fresh pear, lemon, poached apple, florals and marzipan

Tastes like
Crisp, fresh and dry with a stonefruit core and citrusy pithy texture

Goes with:

Paella del Mar
BBQ chicken with fresh coriander salsa verde
Wash rind cheeses
Catching up on your book on a Sunday afternoon

Wine making:

A lovely rainy winter and a beautiful spring gave us big healthy canopies in the vineyards, and crisp acidic fruit.

100% hand-picked Yarra Valley Chardonnay
Harvested Feb-March 2016
Whole bunch pressed with free run and pressings portions kept separate
Indigenous fermentation in new and seasoned French oak
9 months in oak
Barrels lees stirred monthly until winter
No malolactic fermentation to keep it fresh and maintain natural acidity
Drink now or you can hold onto it for up to 5 years, but why wait?

Reviews:

Gold Medal
2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

Silver Medal
2017 Rutherglen Wine Show

Bronze Medal
2017 International Cool Climate Wine Show 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2017 Perth Royal Wine Show
2017 The National Wine Show of Australia