2016 HRB Chardonnay
For this vintage of HRB Chardonnay, fruit was sourced from premium vineyards in Yarra Valley, Margaret River, Pemberton, Tumbarumba and Adelaide Hills. 2016 was a vintage of high quality fruit with high tonnage, an early cool winter and warm spring was preceded by a late rainfall event that boosted vine growth and refreshed soils.
Closer to harvest bumper crops were aided into ripening by mid summer temperatures and sporadic rain. Given the favourable conditions crops ripened rapidly and some were stretched to harvest crops in time, however we picked at optimal ripeness. The 2016 vintage resulted in a complex wine showcasing intense fruit flavours, structured acidity and subtle oak nuances that reflect the interwoven nature of this multi-regional blend.