2020 Dicey Bannockburn Chardonnay

Central Otago, NZ

A vibrant Central Otago Chardonnay that will make your mouth water


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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.

About Dicey

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.

James & Matt Dicey
James & Matt Dicey
Central Otago, New Zealand
Additional Info

From the Producer

Can you capture a time and place and trap it in a bottle? Every harvest, we try. The elements needed to craft a Dicey wine are the vineyard plus heat, rain, wind. The precise amounts of each vary from year to year. The grapes endure the fury of nature and then we harvest them by hand.

2020 was the coldest year since 2005. A long ripening phase ensued, the bonus being how clean and tasty the fruit was! Lockdown arrived with our first day of harvest. Even with all that adversity, the small berries were bursting with flavour and acidity.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Stunning vineyard landscape of Bannockburn
Stunning vineyard landscape of Bannockburn
Central Otago, New Zealand
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Lively, vibrant chardonnay with green apple, grapefruit, brioche and nutty oak flavours, together with a subtle struck-flint character supported by a tangy backbone of acidity. A taut, mouth-watering wine." Bob Campbell (The Real Review)


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