Wairau River Estate Marlborough Chardonnay
Our Estate Chardonnay is made in a fruit forward style made for immediate drinking, showcasing the estate grown fruit. Some barrel aging adds to the complexity of the wine, but it is the fruit that is the hero here, showing the typical citrus and stone fruit flavours of chardonnay balanced by fine acidity and roasted nut and pastry. Roast chicken loves this wine!LEARN MORE
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Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period the region experienced higher than average rainfall limiting the potential yields. January and February were some of the warmest months on record culminating in one of the earliest harvests seen in the region. Picking began in the first week of March and concluded in the first week of April.
Flowering commenced in the first week of December. During this period, the region experienced perfect flowering conditions. January to March produced some of the driest months on record culminating in one of the most exceptional harvests ever seen from the region. Picking began in the 2nd week of March and concluded in the second week of April. The drawn-out nature of the harvest allowed the winemakers to pick at optimal balance and sugar ripeness, as well as physiological ripeness. The warm and fine weather through the late summer months has allowed the development of a riper spectrum of tropical flavours. The resulting wines have wonderful fruit concentration and aromatic power.