The Banrock Station Chardonnay presents intense fruit aromas of citrus and peach with hints of tropical notes, spicy vanilla bean and sweet oak to the nose. The flavors of fresh and juicy fruit salad made of peach, melon and honeydew, with hints oak influence. This wine has a soft and creamy full bodied texture, balanced acid and excellent length. This is a dry, fairly full bodied Chardonnay. I see this wine being served with seafood such a swordfish or grilled mahi-mahi.
Acidity: 5.5 -7g/l
pH: 3.0 –3.4
Banrock Station’s wine making philosophy is to create flavorsome, generous, value for money Australian wines, while demonstrating respect for the good earth from which they come. They have tremendous respect for the environment. Part of this respect is introduction of varieties that grow more sustainably in the South Australian climate. Mediterranean varieties are proving great water-savers as well as producing a wonderful variety of flavors for today’s adventurous palates. The 239 hectare vineyard is managed using best-practice techniques. Irrigation is used only as necessary, indicated by moisture probes in the soil. Gradual conversion to sub-surface irrigation and vineyard-wide mulching both reduce the amount of supplementary watering required.
In 2002 the Banrock Station vineyard achieved the international environmental management system accreditation, ISO 14001.