About this winery
The success of Penfolds has been driven by the generations of visionaries and innovators. From the beginning in 1844 to today, the merging of science, art and innovation has driven Penfolds to become one of Australia’s most famed and respected winemakers. After the success of early sherries and fortified wines, founders Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold planted their vine cuttings they had carried on their voyage over to Australia. In 1844 the fledging vineyard was officially established as the...
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2017 PENFOLDS Bin 311 Chardonnay - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com, November 29, 2018
“Aromas of nectarines, papaya, guava, white and yellow peaches and a whiff of lemon, all surrounded by smoothly delivered wood and winemaker influence. The palate is taut and crunchy with pithy grapefruit and cucumber crunch, then a wave of richer honeysuckle and light biscuity notes. Adelaide Hills, Tasmania and Tumbarumba fruit sourcing. Drink or hold.”
2017 PENFOLDS Bin 311 Chardonnay -Owen Bargreen, International Wine Report, November 2018
“Sourced from Tumbarumba, the 2017 'Bin 311' Chardonnay shows lovely aromas of lemon cream and kumquat with hints of wild mushroom on the nose. Highly refreshing and satisfying, this displays wonderful acidity as flavors of white peach, lemon cream and green apple all leave an impression as it finishes up with a gorgeous fresh finish.”
Bin 311 Chardonnay is sourced to style from a single, cool-climate region. In 2016, fruit sourcing has again come from Tumbarumba – one of Australia’s most exciting, cool-climate, high-altitude, viticultural districts. Penfolds has
worked with chardonnay from Tumbarumba since the early 1990s.
The Bin 311 style typically exhibits lemon/lime aromas and a mineral acid
backbone, complemented by nine months of barrel fermentation and maturation in seasoned French oak barriques. Minimal filtration is employed, preserving elegant fruit flavours.