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2016 Bellwether Chardonnay

Tamar Valley, TAS

Premium Chardonnay from Tasmania crafted by the deft hands of Sue Bell.

$70.00

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Categories: Bellwether, Women in Wine
About

About The Wine

Bellwether chief, Sue Bell, works with a range of growers and vineyards, with this complex premium Chardonnay coming from the Tamar Valley in Tasmania.

Sue is an excellent winemaker, and what small volumes of her wines she does make are done so with the utmost care and precision. This is a wonderful Chardonnay - very much a 'modern' Australian style.

It's a wine built on amazing natural acidity, allowing the wine to age gracefully and needing an extended time in bottle before release. It was worth the wait.

It's pure, powerful and long, with impeccable balance and structure - one for the Chardonnay purists!

About Bellwether

Bellwether is the creation of Sue Bell - a woman regarded as one of the country's most talented (and hard-working) winemakers.

Based in Coonawarra where she now works out of an iconic old shearing shed, Sue works with a range of growers and vineyards around South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania to put together her unique range of wines.

All are made very much by hand, with minimal intervention in the winery and a focus on capturing the essence of each variety, site and season.

These are wonderful wines well worth getting to know!

Winemaker Sue Bell
Winemaker Sue Bell
Coonawarra, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Bellwether returns to the heart and soul of winemaking, hand pruned, handpicked, whole bunched pressed, indigenous yeast and french oak... paying respect to the ancient terroir I am fortunate to work with. Enjoy with great food!

Beautiful nose of oatmeal, nougat and flint - with a rich palate and fine lingering acid. An interplay of good sulphides on the nose.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sue in the vineyard
Sue in the vineyard
Coonawarra, SA
Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

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