Chardonnay Reviews and Awards:

Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines

“Worth discovering. It’s a full-bodied, well-rounded wine with ripe grapefruit and slightly butterscotch flavours, showing excellent depth and complexity. Drink now or cellar.”

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 4 Stars

"This is a powerfully constructed, mouthfilling, traditional Chardonnay with rich tropical fruit and buttery, nutty flavours".

Chardonnay Reviews and Awards

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 93 points

“A stunning nose displaying dark cherry, spice and a hint of savoury notes. The palate is ripe and beautifully textured showing excellent mid palate weight and well integrated fine tannins. An impressive wine showing beautiful balance and poise as well as immense appeal.”

Cuisine November 2009 Pinot Noir Review

“Kate Radburnd admired this wine’s kumquat character and muscularity. “You don’t think it’s a bit of a cross-dresser?” enquired John Belsham, in reference to it’s Merlot-esque qualities. There’s a lot happening on the palate, from sweet boysenberry flavours to sturdy tannins and lively, spice grace notes.”

Summerhouse Wine Co.
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Summerhouse Chardonnay

Juicy, ripe fruit, with fresh sweet oak to capture the essence of long, hot summer days.

A delightful 100% barrel fermented New Zealand Chardonnay.

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Intense and complex, with golden straw hues and aromas of ripe peaches,  apricot and citrus. The wine is rich and powerful on the palate with juicy tropical and citrus fruits, melon and a nutty oak and buttery influence. A fine texture, this wine is voluptuous with a long, elegant finish.

We carefully hand harvested the fruit, gently preserving the fine fruit flavours.

This wine is from a blend of 60% clone 95 Chardonnay fruit and 40% clone 15 In the winery, the fruit was 100% barrel fermented in a combination of new and seasoned French Oak using select and wild yeasts. Regular lees stirring and maturation for 10 months in barrel delivered a beautifully layered wine with fine texture. After maturation, the wine was racked, gently filtered and bottled.