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Bannockburn 1314 a.d. Blanc

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Qunatity

Current Vintage: 2020

Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.

A one-off blend of 50% Chardonnay predominantly sourced from 1997 and 2016 plantings; 41% Sauvignon Blanc primarily from a 1996 planting, with a parcel of fruit from an older block making the difference; and 9% Riesling from 1976 and 2015 plantings. 

Taken together, the result, as you could imagine, is multidimensional; there's drive, texture and tension all at once. A brilliant "bistro lunch wine" just as Bannockburn intended.

Region

As one of the three full fledged members of the Victorian Pinot Coast (along with the Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland), Geelong is a host to a diverse range of winemakers, scientists, viticulturists and surveyors that have forged a burgeoning wine country. 

Wines from this region abound in richness, as the low rainfalls serve to concentrate the aromas, colours and flavours. There is lots of ocean wind that cuts through the region to keep the vines cool and limit the spread of disease, and the cool climate provides a lengthier ripening period. 

Cool climate renditions of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive, and we are personally very fond of the Pinot from this region. That said, Geelong Chardonnay is globally recognised for its quality and it is similarity to examples from Burgundy. 


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