2022 Bande Apart Chardonnay13946
WINEMAKER: Jess DiGiorgio
REGION: Adelaide Hills, SA
Peacock Road Vineyard, Bernard 95 clone, hand picked, wild ferment in old French oak, unfined & unfiltered. White nectarine, grapefruit pith, savoury spice, flint, linear.
Although 2019 was her first release, Jess is not new to the wine industry. Growing up in the Limestone Coast amongst a family of growers and winemakers, her grandparents were first vine growers, before making wine in the late nineties. Always interested in wine, but keen to take a different path, Jess was a physiotherapist for a few years, travelling and working all over Australia. She came back home to help with one vintage and realised that this was her happy place and ultimately what she wanted to do in the future. It was travelling to France to do vintage with Andrew Nielson from Le Grappin, an Aussie winemaker living and residing in Burgundy, that really sealed the deal." - Paul Hervy