Wairau River Reserve Marlborough Chardonnay
Our Reserve Chardonnay is made from our Home vineyard, one of the earliest vineyards we planted on our estate. This elegant chardonnay is fantastic for celebrating those occasions which are special to you, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, births, marriages, or actually just to celebrate you, tuck yourself away with a good book and a fine glass of this and enjoy. Equally cook a roast chicken or a decadent roast pork and devour.LEARN MORE
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Excellent weather was experienced over flowering producing an even and balanced crop with a vibrant and healthy working canopy. Overall a cooler than average summer resulted in the 2017 vintage being very condensed and harvest was completed within the first two weeks of April. Optimal acid balance and sugar ripeness were reached at an earlier physiological ripeness, producing wines with elegance and poise.
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. The warm and fine weather through the late summer months has allowed the development of a riper spectrum of tropical flavours, providing the winemakers with an extensive array of complimentary blending components from which to assemble the wines.
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.
Blue Cheese Soufflé
This Chardonnay screams for indulgent food – the fine acidity works really well with roast pork, duck fat potatoes, parsnip puree or roast chicken or our famous Double Baked Blue Cheese Soufflé.