Torlesse Alpha (Waipara) Chardonnay 2018
The 'Alpha' Chardonnay is a nutty little guy. Aromas of hazelnut, mandarine and citrus. The palate is a melange of mandarine, marzipan and a touch of citrus. Not a huge overly oaked number but nicely balanced toasty notes.
Torlesse in the Waipara valley, North Canterbury is run by former Australian winemaker Kym Rayner. Owner oporated by husband and wife duo Kym and Maggie Rayner the winery was built in 1991 and is the first winery to start producing wine in the region in the unique canterbury region Kym has been making wine for over 30 years and his hard work and love of the wine we can see in this little winner.