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2013 Bass River Winery Single Vineyard Chardonnay

2013 Bass River Winery Single Vineyard Chardonnay

 
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2013 Bass River Winery Single Vineyard Chardonnay

Wine Details

Winery
Bass River Winery
Vintage
2013
Grape Variety
Chardonnay
Region
Gippsland
Alcohol (%)
13
Purchase Price ($)
28
Wine Rating
93
Closure
Screwcap
Source
Sample

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2013 Bass River Winery Single Vineyard Chardonnay
(Updated: June 01, 2014)
Wine Rating 
 
93

The two burgundian varieties produced by Bass River in 2013 received similar treatment with minimal intervention winemaking through the use of wild ferments, extended time on solids, minimal fining and filtration. The resultant wines are textural and have plenty of character.

The Chardonnay is a blend of I10V1 & I10V5 clones from the River and House Block’s. In terms of colour the wine is a light yellow with some flecks of green in the glass, the nose shows the extended time on lees with lifted stone fruits, subtle vanillin oak and a touch of almond meal.

The palate has great texture and depth, starting with peach skins and nectarine, the time on solids gives a full mouth feel, the acidity in this wine is precise and along with gentle oak induced spices frames the finish. Drinking well now and will reward short to medium term cellaring.