Chardonnay 2019

Mt. Beautiful

Terrior: Our Chardonnay is planted on the most Northern part of the vineyard and is hand-tended and hand-harvested. The clones are a mixture of French clones B95, 548, UCD15 and UCD1
grafted onto different rootstocks

Vinification: Once pressed, the juice settled 36 hours before the clear juice was put (50/50 split) into tank and barrel (new and neutral oak) for fermentation. About half of the barrels went through the malolactic fermentation to soften the acid balance and broaden the palate. Both barrel and tank components were aged on lees for 10 months adding textural elements to the wine to produce a wine that has fine stone fruit characters, creaminess of texture and length

Additional Information

Tasting Notes: An aromatic Chardonnay that displays white nectarine and toasted sourdough and lanolin aromas, the wine has a creamy texture that makes it easy to drink. Medium bodied with ripe nectarine like fruit, underlying notes of roasted almonds cashew nuts and cinnamon quills ending with a clean and crisp finish and a lovely persistent minerality and savoury toastiness

Technical Details

  • Appellation: North Canterbury
  • Winemaker: Alastair Maling
  • Sustainability: Certified sustainable
  • Alcohol: 13.7%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6.0 g/L
  • Residual Sugar: <1.0 g/L
  • Avg Production: 1000 cases
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: mixture of French clones

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