About the Wine
We firmly believe that there is no one out there who 'hates' Chardonnay. They simply haven't had the right one. This would be, for a lot of people, the 'right one.' It sits in that magical Goldilocks zone - neither too heavy nor too light, not too acidic and not too creamy.
Coming specifically from Lenswood, you can expect a great marriage of warm climate flavours and cool climate indicators. There is grapefruit and white peach throughout, with a soft creaminess balanced by mouth watering acidity. Roasted oats, vanilla and almond meal make for some deep complexity, too. This is absolutely a wine which will win you over. And your friends, too, if you're in a sharing mood.
About Bande Apart
Jess & Jamie are Bande Apart.
This exciting new project is their chance to step out away from their day jobs in Coonawarra and Mildura respectively and play with a few small batches of fruit that they want to drink.
The fruit they work with comes from the King Valley and the Adelaide Hills. Inspired by a shared vintage in Burgundy, they have sort out Gamay & Pinot Meunier for reds and Chardonnay & Aligote for whites and are making them in a fresh, smashable style.
They only make 2-4 barrels of each wine so stocks are limited.