Bright, pale yellow to the eye. Generous aromas of grapefruit and pineapple greet the nose.Made exclusively with free run juice, naturally fermented in French oak barrels (20% new) for 8 months, with lees stirring and partial malolactic fermentation to enhance its textural complexity. Our Chardonnay displays texture, complexity and great length. It’s clarity of citrus and mineral characters reflect the cool climate and high quality fruit. A fine match with roast chicken, crayfish or smoked salmon. Cellar confidently for up to 10 years.
Established in 1993 and totalling 5ha under vine, Barringwood Vineyard is nestled into the North face of a rolling hill overlooking the Don River Valley in the Central North of Tasmania. Rising to an elevation of 276m, our long mild growing season is perfectly suited to creating premium quality sparkling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay as well as the more exotic Schönburger. The vineyard was purchased by Neville & Vanessa Bagot in 2012 with a view to it being a charming distraction from their busy Sydney lives. The distraction soon became an obsession; particularly for Vanessa who has truly found her passion and indeed she is never happier than when she is hand pruning in the dead of winter. Our site is one of the latest ripening in Tasmania giving our wines delicacy, elegance and immense complexity. The vineyard has been awarded 5 stars by James Halliday for each of the past 4 years and in a recent Winestate Magazine Tasmanian regional tasting our Pinot Gris, Mill Block Pinot Noir and Schonburger where all the highest rated wines in their categories. The Schonburger went on the win 2015 Winestate Wine of the Year in the alternative whites category.