2019
Wairau River
Reserve Chardonnay

$30


Tasting 

Grown in the stony soils of our home Block and Rapaura vineyards, this wine speaks of its home. Handpicked fruit was gently pressed into French oak, fermented spontaneously and aged for 11 months. It displays intense aromas of stone fruit and citrus supported by notes of brioche and subtle oak. The palate is rich yet refined, expressing powerful fruit weight complemented by fine acidity.

ALC 13.5%  TA  6.1g/l    pH 3.33

 

ACCOLADES

GOLD     NZIWS August 2020

 

94 Points 5 Stars Sam Kim

A splendidly styled chardonnay; the complex bouquet show golden peach, mango, French vanilla and roasted hazelnut characters.  It's equally satisfying on the palate with excellent weight and depth, wonderfully complemented by rounded mouthfeel and refreshing acidity.  Delectably flavoursome and highly enjoyable.

 

93 points Cameron Douglas MS

Smoky, toasty, baked yellow fruits and apricot clafoutis aromas.  Vanilla and roasted nut aromas of oak then apple, clove and peach.  Full bodies, youthful, medium + acidity, woody with fine oak tannins then flavours of grapefruit and stone fruit return.  Balanced and well made, youthful and vibrant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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