91 Points - Candice Chow
Bright, even, pale straw-yellow. The nose is full, with complex aromas of struck-match, roasted nuts, underlined citrus and stonefruit. Medium-full bodied, aromas of smoky flint, roasted nuts enlivened by apricot and lemon sherbet. The flavours are rich, with fine-textured phenolics and crisp acidity unfolding subtle spices. This amiable Chardonnay possesses crunchy acidity, bright fruit enriched by toasty oak elements. Match with creamy pasta and chicken dish over the next 3 years. Fermented to 13.5% alc, matured in French oak. Vegan friendly. 

4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide
Full of potential, the 2022 vintage (4.5*) was grown and hand-harvested at Rapaura (53 per cent), Renwick (44 per cent), and in the Awatere Valley (3 per cent). Bright, light yellow/green, it was fermented and matured on its yeast lees for 10 months in French oak puncheons (25 per cent new). Mouthfilling, it has strong, vibrant, peachy, citrusy flavours, finely integrated toasty oak, and excellent freshness, complexity and vigour. Still very youthful, it should be at its best mid-2025+."

Winery description

"Our Chardonnay is sourced from three different vineyards and four different clones - predominantly Mendoza (63%) with the balance spread across clones 95,15 and 1066. The fruit was hand-picked and immediately whole bunch pressed.  The heavy pressings were kept separate to minimise harsh phenolics.  The juice was lightly settled before being racked and inoculated for fermentation.  Halfway through fermentation, the wine was transferred to French oak of which 25% was new, and predominantly in 500L puncheon format. Full malolactic fermentation was carried out and the wine was then aged in oak on fine lees for 10 months. Elegant and vibrant with a weighty, dense palate. Precise flavours of ripe white peach and citrus are balanced with savoury, spicy oak influence and a firm mineral texture, leaving a salivating finish. Our Chardonnay is a food-friendly wine. A perfect match for Mediterranean food, pork, chicken and creamy mushroom pasta."

Vegan Friendly



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Food Match:

Salad, Seafood, Chicken, Pork

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