Matua Valley Chardonnay 2009 (6x 750mL), Gisborne, New Zealand.

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Overview

The grapes were mechanically harvested and immediately crushed and pressed. The juice was refrigerated, cold settled for 30 hours then the clear portion racked off for inoculation and cold fermentation with selected yeast. During the latter quarter of the fermentation the wine was transferred to oak for 14 weeks. Twenty percent of this wine underwent malo-lactic fermentation to add complexity and palate length.

Region:
NZ - Other New Zealand
State:
Imported
Country:
New Zealand

Winery Tasting Notes

Winemaking Notes

The grapes were mechanically harvested and immediately crushed and pressed. The juice was refrigerated, cold settled for 30 hours then the clear portion racked off for inoculation and cold fermentation with selected yeast. During the latter quarter of the fermentation the wine was transferred to oak for 14 weeks. Twenty percent of this wine underwent malo-lactic fermentation to add complexity and palate length.

Viticulture

Gisborne is located on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand and is regarded as New Zealand's premier Chardonnay producing region. It is one of the warmest and earliest ripening regions whilst maintaining reasonable rainfall. As an established grape-growing region, which has benefited in the last decade from the introduction of new clones and updated viticultural techniques, these fertile plains produce a very distinctive style of Chardonnay.

Food Matching

An excellent match with smoked salmon and avocado timbales with lemon juice and black pepper.

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Other New Zealand
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

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The Founders

As a small, family-run winery in West Auckland, Matua Vally quickly gained a reputation for innovation, award-winning New Zealand wines.

In 1974, two brothers, Bill and Ross Spence, began their dream of making wine finer than any of their contemporaries could imagine. While they were the sons of a winemaking father, theirs was a winemaking tradition in the old style, one that neither was inclined to follow. They wanted to make wine in New Zealand that was as good as any in the world.

The Name

The name Matua (mah-too-ah) in Maori means "main stem", "foremost" or "head of the family". A very appropriate title, as this is the winery credited with producing New Zealand's first Sauvignon Blanc. 

A less publicised triumph was the impression the Sauvignon Blanc had made amongst the other winemakers, leading to the decision to include large quantities of this variety in the first vineyards to be planted in the now famous Marlborough region.

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