Applecross Bicknell FC Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2015
$40.00 – $235.00
“Whole bunch pressed to French puncheons for wild fermentation; matured on lees for 10 months. Still pale straw-green; it’s still in its infancy, but has the balance and the Yarra Valley intensity and length of flavour that will sweep it along without the slightest hesitation for not less than 10 years.” – 96 Points James Halliday
March 12th harvest. A yield of 2.2 t/Ha with both poor flowering and birds playing their part. Whole bunch pressed and fermented in a mix of used puncheons, the newest from 2012. Malo lactic fermentation blocked with sulphur, which is the only addition made to the wine. Matured sur lie for 10 months before blending and bottling. Released in March 2017.
165 dozen bottled. BFC
The Yarra Valley was Victoria’s first wine growing district with a history stretching back 170 years.
The Yarra Valley is now recognised as one of Australia’s foremost cool climate regions, capable of making classic styles from a wide range of varieties. It is known as the birthplace of Victoria’s wine industry.
The regional emphasis on the quality and flavour of wine has spread to the local produce grown in the same fertile soil and expertly tended. Expect fine contemporary fare and ambient dining in some of the most picturesque settings in Victoria. (Wine Australia)
Premium Australian Chardonnay has evolved dramatically from the rich, ripe full flavored versions of the late 1900’s.The sourcing of fruit from cooler climate areas combined with a more gentle touch with regards to oak use, lees contact and malolactic conversion has led to a more restrained balanced, age-worthy style. (Wine Australia)