Centennial Reserve Chardonnay is a celebration of our most complex and interesting barrels and tends to be a very pure expression of Bowral Chardonnay.
Traditional winemaking techniques are used to enhance complexity and balance. The 2019 Reserve Chardonnay was grown entirely at our Bowral vineyards at 750 metres above sea level. The growing season was warmer than average producing ripe fruit flavours and excellent natural acid retention. Whole bunch pressing followed by wild fermentation of high solids juice in top quality French oak barrels has added spice, grilled nut, biscuit, and chicken stock aromas to the yellow apple and nectarine fruit core. The finely honed and pure palate has fantastic apple, grapefruit and nectarine flavours together with supporting textural interest.
An elegant, pure and complex cool-climate Chardonnay style that partners well with coq au vin, roast chicken and veal.
Great drinking now, but will gain further harmony in time. Drink now to 2028.