2019 Bannockburn 1314 A.D. Blanc
A one-off blend of 50% Chardonnay predominantly sourced from 1997 and 2016 plantings; 41% Sauvignon Blanc primarily from a 1996 planting, with a parcel of fruit from an older block making the difference; and 9% Riesling from 1976 and 2015 plantings. All grown on dark clay and loam over weathered basalt and limestone. Here, each variety was vinified separately before blending: the Chardonnay underwent full malo in French oak hogsheads and the Sauvignon Blanc was partly fermented on skins, while the Riesling was fermented in temperature-controlled tank. Taken together, the result, as you could imagine, is multidimensional; there's drive, texture and tension all at once. A brilliant "bistro lunch wine" just as Bannockburn intended.
|VARIETY||Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc & Riesling|
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