Quarter barrique of Bilancia - Tiratore - 2018 Chardonnay

Quarter barrique of Bilancia – Tiratore – 2018 Chardonnay

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This wine is taken exclusively from la collina Vineyard where approximately 1.0 hectare of the terraced and incline hill site plus river silt over gravels is planted to Chardonnay. The original plantings (Viognier) were in 2001 but, beginning in 2008, have been top grafted and replanted to Chardonnay.

This wine is a blend of ENTAV-INRA® clones 548, 809, 1066 and 121 sourced from Riversun Nursery together with their B95 and represents part of our ongoing work to make great Chardonnay. Our aim is to begin the process by building complexity in the vineyard with minimal input in the winery.
www.bilancia.co.nz

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Bilancia Limited
Hawke’s Bay producer of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier and Syrah
Home of la collina

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tiratore = shooter (Italian)

Quarter barrique of 2018 Chardonnay.

 

The fruit for this wine is exclusively from la collina Vineyard where approximately 1.0 hectare of the terraced and incline hill site plus river silt over gravels is planted to Chardonnay. The original plantings (Viognier) were in 2001 but, commencing in 2008, have been top grafted and replanted to Chardonnay.

 

When we originally planted the vineyard almost every hole we dug (by hand) unearthed a spent bullet, quite old and generally in good condition. Prior to the rifle range on the gravels we imagine the shooters fired their bullets into the hill.

 

Tiratore 2018 is the prequel to a single vineyard 2018 Chardonnay of the same name to be released later next year.

Warren & Lorraine

www.bilancia.co.nz

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Bilancia Limited
Hawke’s Bay producer of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier and Syrah
Home of la collina