Reserve Bin A Chardonnay 2016
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Rating: 98 points from Andrew Calliard MW
Region: Adelaide Hills
Maturation: 8 months in French oak (40% new)
Cellaring Potential: 10+ years
Suitable for vegetarians & Vegans: Yes
Reserve Bin A Chardonnay has evolved into a wine that is now a distinctive, single-region style in its own right, with a contemporary and expressive Adelaide Hills chardonnay persona. Fruit is hand-picked into small bins and then whole-bunch pressed. A portion of the juice is incrementally filled to barrel directly from the press and allowed to undergo a natural fermentation, sans inoculation. Every new and seasoned French oak barrique is its own unique 225-litre ferment.
Enhanced mouthfeel and complexity is achieved by fermenting and maturing on solids with regular yeast lees stirring. 100% malolactic fermentation (all natural).
“Up there with the 2009 Bin A. Brave words indeed! Time will tell. If so, then tantamount to the finest Bin A released this century?!”
- Peter Gago, Penfolds Chief Winemaker
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