Grown in Waipara, this Chardonnay was made from fruit grown on the Waipara River Terraces on very mature vines. The fruit was picked in early April, pressed and the juice allowed to settle under cool temperatures over night. The clear juice was transferred to well seasoned oak barriques where it underwent a natural fermentation. For 10 months the chardonnay lees were stirred in the barrel once a month, resulting in greater texture and mouth feel in the wine. A large component of this chardonnay has been through malo-lactic fermentation to soften the natural acids and add a delicious creamy texture and flavour.
Food Match A delicious medium bodied wine showing flavours reminiscent of ripe citrus and fresh stonefruit with a lingering finish. This wine is great served with crispy skin salmon or chicken, or even better with fresh scallops. Enjoy lightly chilled.
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