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Bended Knee Chardonnay

Fermented wild. Bell clear pear, apple and stone fruit flavours with a bright spot of citrussy acidity on the finish. Good carry, flavour and ripeness within an elegant, slender context.

GC Wine Concierge Wine Points Rating: 92

2022 Halliday Wine Companion Wine Points: 90

  • Vintage2018
  • Wine TypeWhite
  • Grape VarietyChardonnay
  • RegionBallarat
  • StateVic
  • CountryAustralia
  • Bottle Size750ml
  • Wine MakerPeter Roche
  • Alcohol12%
  • Standard Drinks8.6
  • Closure TypeScrew Cap
  • Wine SweetnessDry
  • Body StyleFull Bodied
  • Food Pairing IdeasIdeal with seafood
  • Plumm Glass RecommendationNo 3
  • DecantNo
  • Cellaring PotentialYes 3-5 years
  • Optimal Serving Temperature6 to 8

Halliday Winery Review

Peter and Pauline Roche have 0.5ha each of chardonnay and pinot noir planted at moderately high density, and 0.25ha of ultra-close-planted pinot noir at the equivalent of 9000 vines/ha. Here 4 clones have been used: 114, 115, G5V15 and 777. The Roches say, ÔWe are committed to sustainable viticulture and aim to leave the planet in better shape than we found itÕ. Ducks, guinea fowl and chooks are vineyard custodians, and all vine canopy management is done by hand, including pruning and picking. Although production is tiny, Bended Knee wines can be found at some of MelbourneÕs best restaurants.

2022 Halliday Wine Companion Winery Star Rating: 5 stars