Fine Wine Lover's Selection
A selection of Bannockburn Vineyards Estate and Single Vineyard wines, we have put this together for the appreciation of the serious wine lover. This pack shows off the individuality and complexity of our wines, derived from the unique vineyard sites (planted as far back as 1974) and close plantings grown at Bannockburn. A mystery bottle of museum release wine, selected from our cellar, will be included.
We had another good year of rain across winter: the soils warmed up slowly which led to normal timing for budburst. The La Niña rains
continued through the first half of the growing season (630mm July to June) but eased after Christmas, although storms and hail were often in the forecast and nearby. Temperatures increased significantly in the second half of the season to a total of 1430 Growing Degree Days.
We started picking Chardonnay early March, and with only a couple of exceptions (Sauv Blanc and Riesling) the yields for every block were
near long term average. The fruit was in very good condition, picking weather was mostly very helpful and all the ferments went smoothly. Malic acid levels are average but most lots will go through malolactic fermentation in the
At this stage the wines show promise: a nice balance of stone fruits and citrus in the Chardonnay, structure and transparency to season and site in the Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
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