93 POINTS/5 STARS – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
"After a warm season in Gisborne, the Chardonnay grapes exhibited wonderful intense flavours. Once at optimal ripeness and flavour ready the grapes were machine harvested at night. No antioxidant was added allowing Chardonnay’s natural phenolics to oxidise. Once at the winery, the grapes were crushed and gently pressed. Cold settled for 36 hours, allowing the juice to spontaneously ferment with indigenous yeast and then cool fermented until dryness. Once dry, we inoculated for malolactic fermentation and when deemed in balance, the wine was sulphured and stabilized to secure the desired ‘malo’ characteristics. The wine was then filtered and bottled."

Grapes for this wine were sourced from the Tietjens vineyard in the Hexton Hills or Golden Slope region in Gisborne. This vineyard was selected for a rich history in producing premium Chardonnay.

Aromas of ripe melon and peach abound with butterscotch and fig notes. The palate is rich, with ripe fruits, showcasing peach flavours and an inherent creaminess, and a lingering bright finish. A Gisborne favourite!

Vegan friendly

(HCK000182)

Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Gisborne

Variety:

Chardonnay

Style:

Full Oaky white

Winemaker:

Kirsten Searle

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV

13.2%

Bottle size:

750ml

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Acidity:

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Food Match:

Seafood, Chicken or soft cheese

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