Colour: Pale straw in colour.
Bouquet: a citrus driven chardonnay with complex flinty, toasty and biscuit notes derived from extended barrel aging on full solids.
Palate: Vibrant, lively acidity delivers a focused palate which unfurls and exposes intense citrus flavours with an underlying brioche and hazelnut influence.
Food match: Scallops, white fish and BBQ Pork.
Cellaring: Five to seven years.
|Growing Region||Marlborough home vineyards|
18 months in older
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 and with only minimal filtration.
Another exceptional, burgundy-beating Kiwi Chardonnay. Definitely not shying away from matchstick on the nose, but it costs one heck of a lot less than a Coche wine. Very crystalline with good fruit focus on the mid palate. Very far from sweet. Crisp and rewarding. Great balance and fans out on the finish.More Reviews