1. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  2. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  3. User Review Profile ImageJohnie from VIC bought some Villa Sandi Pinot Grigio IGT 2019
  4. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  5. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  6. User Review Profile ImageLucas from SA bought some Battle of Bosworth Shiraz 2016 (375ml)
  7. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  8. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  9. User Review Profile ImageAndy from VIC bought some Mr Mick Shiraz 2017
  10. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  11. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  12. User Review Profile ImageKelly from SA bought some JJ Hahn Reginald Shiraz Cabernet 2016
  13. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  14. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  15. User Review Profile ImageChloe from QLD bought some Zonte’s Footstep Violet Beauregard Malbec 2020
  16. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  17. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  18. User Review Profile ImageCameron from NSW bought some Longview Saturnus Riserva Nebbiolo 2019
  19. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  20. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  21. User Review Profile ImageStacy from ACT bought some Stage Door Wine Co. Front and Centre Shiraz 2016
  22. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  23. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  24. User Review Profile ImageLucas from NSW bought some Spring Seed Morning Bride Shiraz Rose 2020
  25. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  26. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  27. User Review Profile ImageTaunya from NSW bought some Mount Macleod Chardonnay 2018
  28. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  29. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  30. User Review Profile ImageClarinda from QLD bought some JJ Hahn Stelzer Road Merlot 2018
  31. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  32. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  33. User Review Profile ImageRobert from QLD bought some Spring Seed Poppy Pinot Grigio 2021
  34. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  35. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  36. User Review Profile ImageFiona from QLD bought some Leura Park Vintage Grande Blanc de Blanc 2019
  37. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  38. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  39. User Review Profile ImageAmalia from TAS bought some Craiglee Chardonnay 2019
  40. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  41. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  42. User Review Profile ImageZoe from WA bought some SANTA & D’SAS Prosecco NV
  43. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  44. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  45. User Review Profile ImageNick from SA bought some Longview ‘Jupiter’ Barbera 2020
  46. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  47. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  48. User Review Profile ImageLezlie from TAS bought some Zonte’s Footstep Chocolate Factory Shiraz 2019
  49. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  50. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  51. User Review Profile ImageLilly from ACT bought some Radio Boka Verdejo 2017
  52. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  53. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  54. User Review Profile ImageJohn from VIC bought some Kingston Estate Merlot 2019
  55. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  56. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  57. User Review Profile ImageSharolyn from QLD bought some Castelli Estate Riesling 2019
  58. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  59. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  60. User Review Profile ImageSarah from VIC bought some Leura Park Estate Chardonnay 2019
  61. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  62. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  63. User Review Profile ImageSamantha from WA bought some Fallen Giants Shiraz 2018
  64. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  65. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  66. User Review Profile ImageLucas from ACT bought some …ish Sangiovese 2018
  67. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  68. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  69. User Review Profile ImageBrad from QLD bought some Tim Adams Aged Release Riesling 2013
  70. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  71. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  72. User Review Profile ImageKatheryn from VIC bought some Rusden Driftsand Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2018
  73. DELIVERY DELAYS: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, delivery times are longer than expected.
  74. FREE SHIPPING on a dozen or more bottles to metro VIC, NSW, SA & TAS
  75. User Review Profile ImageDavid from VIC bought some Mount Avoca ‘Estate’ Old Vine Organic Shiraz 2020

Balnaves Chardonnay 2017

$27.00 ea

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Nougat, vanilla pod, poached peach and cinnamon flavours meld effortlessly, billowing across a mid-weighted palate of both tension and generosity.

  • Vintage 2017
  • Region Coonawarra SA
  • Producer Balnaves
  • Variety Chardonnay
  • Bottle Vol 750mL
  • Vegan Yes
  • Organic Yes
  • Biodynamic Yes

Best matched with the following food groups

Vintage 2017 was cool and produced fine, lemon-citrus Chardonnay fruit. The grapes were handpicked early on the 9th March with a Baume of 11.8. Whole bunch-pressed juice was barrel-fermented on solids in new (25%) and seasoned Louis Latour Burgundy barriques. Half of the must was fermented with wild yeast, the other half with AWRI 1375 yeast. Lees contact for 11 months preceded bottling in March 2018. 15 barriques were produced from this vintage.

“Whole bunch pressed before a 50% ambient fermentation in 25% new French oak, this is a classy chardonnay. Nougat, vanilla pod, poached peach and cinnamon flavours meld effortlessly, billowing across a mid-weighted palate of both tension and generosity.”
Ned Goodwin – 91 points
Halliday Wine Companion 2020

Previous Vintages

Balnaves Chardonnay 2013 has produced rich lemon curd and citrus blossom Chardonnay fruit, which was handpicked early on February 20 and 21 with baumes of 12.2-12.3.< Whole bunch pressed juice was barrel fermented on solids in new (24%) and seasoned Lois Latour and Seguin Moreau Chagny barriques, with 40% of the ferments being wild and the balance AWRI 1375 yeast. Lees contact for eleven months preceded bottling in March 2014. 42 barriques of Chardonnay were produced from the 2013 vintage. Brilliant very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and watery hue. The nose displays superb lift with top notes of white peach intermixed with cashew followed by some toasty oak, biscuity nougat and subtle spice. Medium to full bodied in weight and very creamy in texture the palate boasts a mouthfilling flavour profile of creamy cashew and white peach which overlay some subtle toasty oak finishing with nuances of dried honey and nougat on the back palate. Clean dry finish. Long creamy aftertaste of cashew, white peach, subtle toasty oak, nougat and dried honey. Huon Hooke – 95 Points

The colour is light yellow, the bouquet a complex amalgam of roasted hazelnut, honey and cashew, with some creamy yeast-lees notes. These are joined by stone-fruit flavours and hints of nougat on the palate. It’s rich and multi-layered, with freshness, harmony and vitality. An outstanding chardonnay, and relatively cheap for what it delivers. Now to 2020.

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Join the Winestreet newsletter and receive exclusive deals, news and 5% off your first order.

Sign up today