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19 Chardonnay

Bottle

$24.90

Case

$298.80

 
Technical notes
Awards

The wine has beautiful stone-fruit and ripe pear characters on the nose with some citrus undertones.  The palate shows a tight mid-palate with flinty characters that lead into a complex and juicy finish.  Good balance from the toasty oak character that compliments the fruity structure.  This wine drinks very well on release but will develop and evolve over the next 5-7 years.

Technical notes

Harvest Date: March & April
Alcohol: 13.5%
Total Acidity: 5.7 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1.08 g/l
Bottling Date: April 2020

Chardonnay grapes were sourced from the Rapaura, Renwick and Omaka sub regions of Marlborough.

We have been using the same vineyards for many years which gives the wine a certain level of consistency.

The grapes were picked by machine or hand depending on the block and pressed without sulphur to a stainless steel vat. The cloudy juice was then transferred into 500 litre French oak puncheons for fermentation. Indigenous yeasts were employed for alcoholic fermentation after which, 80% malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was aged in puncheons on yeast lees for 10 months before blending and bottling. 

A small amount of lees stirring occurred.

Awards

SILVER – Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition, October 2021

4.5 STARS – Winestate Magazine, October 2021

GOLD/94 POINTS – New World Wine Awards, August 2021.

93 POINTS - The Shout, Cameron Douglas MS, March 2021

No mistaking the power of fruit and oak in harmony on the nose - peach and sweet baking spices, apples and brazil-nut, vanilla and toasty barrel. Full-bodied, toasty, oaky and fruity on the palate with flavours reflect the bouquet of fruit and woody attributes, warming alcohol and refreshing acidity. A lovely wine ready to enjoy upon purchase and through 2023+.

BRONZE - Royal Easter Wine Show, February 2021

88 POINTS - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Candice Chow, February 2021

Bright, straw-yellow, faintly lighter on the rim. The nose is gentle with some power, nuances of tree fruit, stonefruit and blossom underlying subtle flintiness. Medium-bodied, neat flavours of pear, nectarines along with citrus entwined with barrel spice and flint. The mouthfeel is clean with the freshness of fruit and acid crunch, along with a subtle creamy line, lends a smooth flow. This vibrant, youthful Chardonnay with flavours of pear and stonefruit, enriched by flint and barrel spice on a smooth-textured flow. Match with monkfish and chicken schnitzel over the next 3 years. Fermented in 500-litre French oak puncheons to 13.5% alc, 80% MLF, aged on yeast lees for 10 months. Vegan friendly. 17.5/20 pts (88 pts) Feb 2021 RRP $24.90

4.5 STARS - The Listener, Michael Cooper, February 2021

This impressive barrel-fermented wine is refined and generous, with strong stone-fruit flavours showing good complexity and a tightly structured, long finish. A top vintage, it offers great value.

88 Points - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Candice Chow, February 2021

Bright, straw-yellow, faintly lighter on the rim. The nose is gentle with some power, nuances of tree fruit, stonefruit and blossom underlying subtle flintiness. Medium-bodied, neat flavours of pear and nectarines along with citrus entwined with barrel spice and flint. The mouthful is clean with the freshness of fruit and acid crunch, along with a subtle creamy line, lends a smooth flow. This vibrant, youthful Chardonnay with flavours of pear and stonefruit, enriched by flint and barrel spice on a smooth-textured flow. Match with monkfish and chicken schnitzel over the next 3 years.

 4.5 Stars - Winestate Magazine, December 2020

Offering fine value, this refined, generous wine was grown at Rapaura, Renwick and Omaka, and fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak puncheons (15% new). Fresh, vibrant and full bodied, it has strong, ripe, crusty, peachy flavours, showing excellent vigour and complexity, and a tightly structured, long finish. A top vintage of this label.

 89 Points –  Bob Campbell, September 2020

“Vibrant, high – energy, chardonnay with grapefruit, lime, citrus, apple, struck flint, toast, ginger and spicy oak flavours. Quite a sauvoury style, more than usual, I think.”

 

19 Chardonnay