This is a fine textured and elegant cool climate Chardonnay with a long, linear acid structure surrounded by fleshy white peach and stone fruit flavours.
Tom Ward, Owner/Winemaker
About the Wine
As winemaker Tom Ward continues to dig into the characters of his vineyard, his expressions of Chardonnay, in particular, continue to become more and more articulate.
The latest release of the D Block Chardonnay is sublime. It captures the purity of fruit and elegance that is possible in Orange Chardonnay. This block, which once upon a time was contracted by Penfolds for their Yattana, is known for its ability to maintain acid whilst getting to full ripeness.
The wine itself is streamlined and sleek. The perfect snapshot of a great vintage and a great site.
About Swinging Bridge
Swinging Bridge is one of Orange’s premier producers. The producer has always served up extremely well-priced, classically styled wines, but recent years has seen the Quality and variety go to another level.
Owner/winemaker Tom Ward has a vision for Swinging Bridge to be renowned for its premium Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and for innovation, and they're making great strides. Their Chardonnay is already as good as any in the region; the Pinot Noir, while early days, is winning trophies and shows great promise; the innovative '# Series' is full of all sorts of deliciously quirky experiments.
An excellent producer and a leader in the future for Orange and NSW wine.