Peach, mandarin and nectarine fruit flavours complexedwith meally, hazelnut and butter notes. In the background there is also a mineral, flinty character.

A medium bodied wine with a creamy texture and soft acidity. The fruit and mineral flavours are well integrated and persist on the long, cleansing finish.
 
Most of the fruit was hand-picked and immediately whole cluster pressed. The heavy pressings were kept separate to minimise harsh phenolics. The juice was lightly settled before being inoculated for fermentation. Halfway through fermentation, the juice was transferred to French oak barrels of which 17% were new. Malo-lactic fermentation was carried out in the barrels during the 11 month maturation to aid texture and richness on the palate.

 
 
 

(WHV000037)

Country:

New Zealand

Region:

Marlborough

Variety:

Chardonnay

Style:

Full Oaky Whites

Winemaker:

Sam Smail

Closure:

Screwcap

ABV:

13.5%

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Body:

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Acidity:

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Food Match:

Salad, Seafood, Chicken, Pork

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