An out-and-out leader within the organic and bio-dynamic movement in the Hunter Valley wine scene. Fully certified in both aspects since 2007; every aspect of the property is managed in a holistic and sustainable way,
About this Wine
Pale gold straw in colour. This wine displays lifted aromas of apple blossom, caramel and honeydew melon. Fresh white nectarine and ripe quince carry onto the palate with bright fruit intensity and modest oak structure with vibrant minerality.
"Apart from 1 month less in oak, the details of alcohol, pH and titratable acidity (in each case 6.8g/l) are the same for all the '18 Chardonnays, but this is less expensive and the overall result is a fresher wine." 90pts - James Halliday - Wine Companion
About the Winery
An out-and-out leader within the organic and bio-dynamic movement in the Hunter Valley wine scene. Fully certified in both aspects since 2007; every aspect of the property is managed in a holistic and sustainable way, Rod Windrim's extensive herb crops, native grasses and farm animals all contribute to bio-dynamic preparations to maintain healthy soil biology.
“Our aim is to make beautiful wine that actually tastes of where it is grown. We use no herbicides, pesticides or chemical sprays. Our focus is on nurturing our vines to good health, allowing the natural cycle of the season to ripen the fruit and then minimal intervention in our wine making. The resultant wines are displaying greater intensity of flavour and a vibrant fresh style with characteristics that are specific to the Krinklewood terroir.” Rod Windrim - Vigneron
The vineyard is located in the southern end of the Broke Fordwich valley and experiences it's own micro-climate cradled within the towering Brokenback mountains. Slightly cooler temperatures and extended ripening periods are well suited to the varietals grown at Krinklewood. The current vineyard was planted in 1998, the whites are located on a flat bed of free-draining loam soil which is ideal for producing classic Hunter Valley Semillon, Verdelho and Chardonnay. In more recent years the winery has added to the vineyard with small plantings of Gerwurztraminer. The red vines are situated on a gentle slope of clay-loam organic soil which is well suited to classic Hunter Shiraz, and a small planting of Tempranillo.