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2018 Bicknell FC Applecross Chardonnay

Yarra Valley, VIC

The personal Chardonnay label of one of the Yarra Valley's finest Chardonnay makers, Dave Bicknell of Oakridge Wines.

HIGH SCORE

$45.00

About

About The Wine

Dave Bicknell is one of Australia's most masterful exponents of Chardonnay.

The Bicknell FC Chardonnay was grown on a single vineyard in the upper reaches of the Yarra Valley, a site which is now leased by Dave and wife Nicky. In classic Bicknell style, MLF was prevented in this wine, Dave looking for the max amount of tension to be retained in this Chardonnay.

It's an impeccable Yarra Valley Chardonnay - pure and unadulterated.

Tightly wound and gloriously complex, this is one of the best value premium Chardonnays from the Yarra Valley made by a master.

About Bicknell FC

With the title as James Halliday's Best New Winery in 2016 and a swathe of whopping reviews, Bicknell FC is one of the most exciting emerging producers in the Yarra Valey.

Led by the husband-and-wife team of David Bicknell and Nicole Harris, Bicknell FC's focus is entirely on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir - both sourced from premium vineyards in the Yarra Valley.

Dave and Nicole have their own vineyard in Gladysdale which has become the focal point of the brand.

Expect big things in their future.

The vineyard in Gladysdale
The vineyard in Gladysdale
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

After passively chilling the fruit overnight in a cool room, the wine was whole bunch pressed directly to 500 litre puncheons for fermentation. Fermentation occurred naturally and progressed to dryness over a three-week period. Once complete, the wine was sulphured on its fermentation lees, where it remained with monthly toppings until the vessels were blended into tank prior to bottling. Other than SO2, no additions were made to the wine.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.6%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Dave Bicknell
Winemaker Dave Bicknell
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, chilled, whole-bunch pressed direct to French puncheons for wild ferment over 3 weeks, SO2 the only addition, no stirring, no mlf. It has hastened slowly to its release in early '21. White peach/pink grapefruit/apple are the baseline flavours." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

96Points
JamesSuckling.com

"This is a layered, complex chardonnay, showing aromas of lemon and peach with such convincingly subjugated oak and astute, solids kick. Similarly poised palate, with very impressive tension between flavour, flesh and acidity. Holds so much interest." - JamesSuckling.com

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