2014 Chardonnay

TASTING NOTE

Bouquet: Restrained flintiness and patisserie notes.

Palate: Citrus core and mineral backbone, balanced, texture, fresh acidity.

Food match: Scallops, white fish and BBQ Pork.

Cellaring: 3-5 years.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Growing Region              Marlborough
Alcohol 14.0%
pH 3.27
Acidity 6.7 g/l 
Residual Sugar 0.78 g/l
Maturation

18 months in older
French Oak barrels

Chardonnay

A complex cool climate Chardonnay with intensity and refreshing acidity. 2/3 Mendoza, 1/3 B95 clones hand-picked from our home vineyard at 5 tonnes/ha (30hl/ha), from vines dating back to 1981. Fruit is whole bunch pressed and transferred directly to French oak barrels (15% new) and left to undergo indigenous primary and secondary malolactic fermentations for 18 months in barrel. Bottled without fining.

REVIEWS

93 Points, Mary-Ann Worobiec, Wine Spectator

One of the best examples of Chardonnay from New Zealand, this is vivid, stylish and expressive with layers of sweet cream, orange blossom, nutmeg and mango flavors that are rich, juicy and succulent, revealing plenty of intensity and energy on the long lingering finish. Drink now through 2021.

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