Bin 311 Chardonnay is sourced from a single region and each year the fruit selection is made to reflect the Bin 311 style. In 2011, fruit was sourced from Henty Victoria—one of Australia’s most exciting cool climate vinicultural districts. The Bin 311 style typically expresses a mineral acid backbone, complemented by barrel fermentation, subtle lees influence and sensitive maturation in seasoned oak. Minimal filtration is employed, preserving the elegant fruit flavours.
Peter Gago notes "Lemon sorbet runs in unison with slate / schist minerality. The palate has a fine structure with texture and remarkable linearity. Barrel ferment and lees derived complexity creates further intrigue. Taut, tight, linear and lithe! Tumbarumba's cool climate and high altitude continue to swing Australia's Chardonnay pendulum in the right direction."