Unoaked Chardonnay 2018
  • The Vineyard – This chardonnay block is located on a steep south facing slope where the vines are dry grown without irrigation. The vines are hand pruned and bud numbers are managed to create a vine balance. Extensive canopy management is carried to control high vigor in wetter seasons and mixtures of chardonnay clones are cultivated on our white clay soils to produce excellent vine vitality and a balanced harvest.
  • The Winemaking – The fruit was gently handpicked in small open crates in order to preserve the integrity of the fruit. It was whole bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Tasting Notes – Calm, balanced and intriguing aromas with suggestions of white peach and lemon, white blossom and stones. A saline note adds complexity. An equally calm and balanced wine on the palate with flavours that mirror the nose, some apple flavour emerges with moderate acidity.
  • Cellaring/Food Match – Drink now until 2021. Great with seafood, lean meat and light chicken dishes.
  • Bottling Date – March 2019
  • Technical details
    1. Region: 100% Northland
    2. Variety: 100% Chardonnay
    3. Alcohol: 12.5%
    4. pH: 3.15
    5. Harvest Date: March, 2018

Unoaked Chardonnay 2018


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