Chardonnay

Chardonnay

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Our 2017 Chardonnay displays fresh peach and honeysuckle aromas with touch of vanilla and cinnamon. This wine is full of luscious stone fruit and fresh citrus flavours with a lovely lingering finish.

91 Points & 4.5 Stars

“A beautifully styled chardonnay; the lifted bouquet shows white flesh stone fruit, rockmelon, lemon peel and toasted almond characters with nuances of vanilla and spice. The palate delivers bright fruit flavours together with smooth mouthfeel and well pitched acidity, leading to a persistent creamy finish”. Sam Kim Reviews Aug-18

2017 Tasting Note PDF

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18/20 & 4 Stars

Even straw-yellow colour with pale, lemon-gold hues, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is moderately deep with firm, well-packed aromas of white and yellow stonefruits entwined with a layer of flinty lees and fresh reductive minerals that lend complexity. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a concentrated heart of stonefruit and citrus fruit with sweetness and richness, unfolding a gentle layer of nutty notes and gunflinty notes. The palate is balanced and harmonious, with the core providing good body and presence. The wine flows along a fresh line, with fine-textures, leading to a lingering finish. This is a moderately sweet, rich and concentrated Chardonnay with a core of stonefruit, nuts and complex flinty elements on a harmonious palate with good body and length.” Raymond Chan Reviews Aug-18

2017 Technical Analysis

Harvest Date: 9th April – 15th April 2017 Brix at Harvest: 19.8 – 22.6 . Bottling Date: March 2018 . Alcohol: 13.5% . Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/l Titratable Acidity: 6.2 g/l . pH: 3.4 Accreditation: Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand


Food Pairing

Poached Salmon and Caper butter sauce or a hearty Chicken and Leek pie.

Cellaring

Drinking well in its youth this wine will age gracefully and reward further careful cellaring, 3+years.