2020
Wairau River
Reserve Chardonnay

$30


Tasting 

Grown in the stony soils of our home Block handpicked fruit was gently pressed into French oak, fermented spontaneously and aged for 11 months. Aromas of ripe stone fruit, flint and citrus zest integrate with bold flavours of vanilla and brioche.  The palate is powerful yet elegant expressing the excellent fruit weight balanced by fine acidity.

ALC 13.5%  TA  6.1g/l   pH 3.33

 

ACCOLADES

Number 1= Gold Medal Dish Magazine


“This is a wine that smells so good I’m struggling to wrest it away from my nose
long enough to actually taste it!” said Yvonne. “It’s so vibrant, alive and saturated with flavour.” Rebecca loved its clean, balanced use of sulphides and notes of oatmeal and straw: “It has a lovely acid line that slices through notes of popcorn, buttered toast and lemon zest”. Cameron agreed, noting its intense toasty richness, citrus complexity and cashew nut creaminess. Outstanding.  May 2021

5 Stars 94 points Sam Kim

It's wonderfully complex and inviting on the nose showing golden peach, baked fig, cedar and nougat characters, leading to a succulent palate displaying plump mouthfeel and creamy texture. It's beautifully supported by refreshing acidity, finishing impressively long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2027.

 

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