2016 Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay
Bin 311 Chardonnay is sourced to style from a single, cool-climate region. In 2016, fruit sourcing has again come from Tumbarumba – one of Australia’s most exciting, cool-climate, high-altitude, viticultural districts. Penfolds has worked with chardonnay from Tumbarumba since the early 1990s. The Bin 311 style typically exhibits lemon/lime aromas and a mineral acid backbone, complemented by barrel fermentation and maturation in seasoned oak. Minimal filtration is employed, preserving elegant fruit flavours.
The generosity promised on the nose is certainly delivered on the palate.
A beguiling creamy texture energised by fresh, chalky acidity.
Flavours of honeydew and tangelo fruits merge with those of slithered pistachio, cashew.
Winter rainfall replenished the soil profiles and water reserves for the start of the growing season. 2016 was
one of the warmest growing seasons on record. Temperatures were well above the long term average during
spring which encouraged excellent canopy growth and fruit-set. A warm and dry summer led to a very early and
compressed harvest. Tumbarumba 2016 vintage produced high yields of great quality.