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Swinging Bridge Caldwell Lane Block A Chardonnay 2019 12.9% 750ml

Swinging Bridge Caldwell Lane Block A Chardonnay 2019 12.9% 750ml

Caldwell Lane Block A Chardonnay is hand picked and then cold stored for 24 hours. It is then taken straight to press for whole bunch pressing. The juice is taken to tank and left for 24 hours before racking straight to barrel taking some solids. The oak is about 20% new and it is wild fermented. It is left in oak for about 8 months and it is stirred every couple of weeks initially then once a month depending on the barrel and the structure that is needed.

With vineyards planted predominantly at a cool 900m altitude, Swinging Bridge is a family-owned estate at the forefront of the new guard of premium-quality, cool-climate winemaking. Swinging Bridge produces a range of elegant wines reflective of their provenance and of Winemaker Tom Ward’s passion for his home region of Orange, NSW. Tom’s winemaking philosophy is uncompromising; to make premium-quality wines that speak directly of their regional home, and more particularly, the unique terroir of their high altitude vineyard. Swinging Bridge produces a collection of highly-finessed, elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines and is also pushing into previously uncharted territory with the innovative Hashtag Series. Swinging Bridge Wines is a tale of two families, the Wards and the Paytens, cousins who have farmed in the district since 1867. The Winemaker Series pay homage to this historic connection, with the wines named in honour of beloved family members. Swinging Bridge is a James Halliday 5 Star Rated Winery.

Variety: Chardonnay
Region: Orange, New South Wales
Winemaker: Tom Ward

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