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!
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!