The Balnaves Coonawarra Vineyard was established in 1975, and is situated at the southern end of the Coonawarra Terra Rossa strip. The family, which has been associated with the district since 1855, remains fully committed to a high level of ‘hands-on’ involvement.
Vintage 2016 has produced fine lemon curd and citrus peel Chardonnay fruit, which was handpicked early on the 15th February, with a baume of 12.8. Whole bunch pressed juice was barrel fermented on solids in new (25%) and seasoned Louis Latour burgundy barriques, with 100% being wild yeast. Lees contact for eleven months preceded bottling in March 2017. 11 barriques of Chardonnay were produced from the 2016 vintage.