About the Wine
The Dicey Bannockburn Chardonnay is a complex wine with beautiful aromas and flavours. It has a lovely mix of aromas and flavours from the citrus spectrum (lemon and grapefruit), reflecting the cold conditions, as well as from the malolactic fermentation (brioche), and some subtle hints of melon, due to the long ripening, as 2020 was an incredibly cold year.
The cold conditions allowed the acidity levels to remain high, resulting in an incredible sense of freshness and vibrancy in the wine. If you've never tried one of the Dicey wines before, this is a great place to start.
Dicey wines is a family affair, with brothers Matt (winemaker) and James (grower) Dicey working together to craft elegant wines from Bannockburn in Central Otago.
All wine are estate-grown from their family vineyards; the Inlet, owned by James, Black Rabbit, tended by Matt, and Swansong owned by their parents. The vineyards are farmed sustainably, and currently in conversion to BioGro certified organic - the 2022 vintage will be the first certified releases.
In the winery, they follow the same sustainable and minimal intervention philosophy; natural ferments, minimal handling, and no fining of the finished wines.
Having established themselves with Mt Difficulty, this project is the realisation of the family’s dream to have full control over their work, and place primary focus on quality over quantity.