Bannockburn 1314 A.D. Chardonnay 2015
This is the first 1314 A.D. Chardonnay release made by Bannockburn's new winemaker Matthew Holmes, previously of Tantalus Vineyards, Kelowna, in British Columbia. Three vintages from his previous role were awarded “Best wine in Canada”, “Best Riesling in North America”, and “Best White Wine in Canada” by, Master of Wine (MW), Jancis Robinson.
Fruit is sourced from their 27 acres of vineyards near the township of Bannockburn outside of Geelong. Fruit for the 1314 A.D. is mostly sourced from the Stuart Block planted in 1978. The vineyard is close planted, managed with organic practices and dry-grown.
The 2015 follows the same winemaking process as the 2014 made by previous winemaker Michael Glover. Fruit was hand-picked, some had overnight skin contact, with the majority whole bunch pressed before a wild-fermentation in puncheons.
If you like Chardonnay with aromas of almond, nectarine and lime with a textured and slippery mouthfeel, more limey goodness, and nuttiness to finish than this is your wine.
We have a small allocation and when it's gone, it's gone.