Style: Medium-bodied white wine aged in new French oak
Pours lemon yellow in the glass. Quite subtle on the nose, but shows some layers to it – lemon, lime, green apple, lemongrass and brioche. The palate is balanced, with medium depth. A nice, refreshing Chardonnay that is judiciously dosed with oak.
Established in 1979 by winemaker Phillip Jones, this iconic winery in South Gippsland was named after legendary Australian explorers George Bass and Arthur Phillip. With a focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Bass Philip is regarded as the pinnacle of Pinot Noir producers in Australia. Twice awarded ‘Australia’s Best Pinot Noir’, for its Reserve Pinot Noir by James Halliday. Practising organic viticulture since 1993 and further committing to biodynamic since 2002, the non-irrigated vines are restricted, producing concentrated flavorful berries. A non-intervention form of winemaking eschews the use of the toxic spray in the vineyard while in the winery, wild yeast fermentation and minimal additions, fining or filtration results in rich, complex wines brimming with aromatics and a generous mouthfeel.