13.5% | NEW ZEALAND

Untouched by oak, this richly textured Marlborough Chardonnay displays aromas of ripe nectarine, melon and bright citrus underpinned by complex nutty butterscotch gained from both extended time on lees and...
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Untouched by oak, this richly textured Marlborough Chardonnay displays aromas of ripe nectarine, melon and bright citrus underpinned by complex nutty butterscotch gained from both extended time on lees and malolactic fermentation. On the palate fresh flavours of peach and tropical fruit are balanced with subtle creaminess and great length, leading to a smooth and focused finish.

Modern winemaking techniques including machine harvesting and fermentation and aging in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks allows the fresh complexities of the fruit to shine through in this wine, without the need for oak influence. After harvesting the grapes were gently pressed before being cold settled over 48 hours, with the resulting clear juice racked into tank for inoculation with yeast that had been purposely selected by the winemaker to retain fruit purity. After fermentation the wine then underwent secondary malolactic fermentation with weekly lees stirring to build texture and complexity while still retaining fruit freshness. Aged in tank for 5 months.

The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Rothay vineyard located in the Marlborough’s Rapaura sub-region of the Wairau Valley. Trained using a spiltcanopy trellising system, the vines were managed throughout the growing season with practices including shoot thinning, trimming and leaf plucking, allowing for an open canopy and bright, clean fruit. 

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Chardonnay
Country
New Zealand
Region
Marlborough
Vintage
2018
ABV %
13.5%
Organic
Unknown
Vegan
Unknown

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