2019 Bicknell FC Applecross Chardonnay

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

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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.

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.

95 Points - "A defining feature for this beauty is its tight acid line. It's rather racy, yet it's buffering ginger spice, lemon scents and citrus fruit across the palate. Some creamy/nutty lees add another layer of detail to an otherwise savoury, mouth-watering wine." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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