An easy drinking Chardonnay displaying superb balance between bright citrus fruit and the subtle French oak influence. A wine with the pedigree of the highly regraded Wither Hills winery in Marlborough, with a fresh, uncomplicated approach.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright citrus spice, a hint of pineapple with sweet subtle creamy french oak on the nose, with a long and generous palate showing soft seducing creaminess and tropical fruit
flavours all bound up in an assertive acidty that gives length and balance. This wine is approachable now and is perfect for all occassions.
Served slightly chilled with crayfish bisque based dishes through to bright lime lemon infused creations.
Drink now to 2014.
Marlborough's 2009 growing season presented good weather from bud burst through to flowering and fruit set. Although the viticultural team experienced some challenges during the month of Feb with some unseasonal westerly rain, luckily the "Indian Summer" prevailed throughout March and April and allowed for higher than average bunch numbers and excellent quality fruit. All the toil of the last year was worth the effort as the resulting wines look fantastic with great flavour profile and intensity.
Machine Harvested at optimal ripeness & maturity early in the morning from 5 key vineyard sites throughout the Wairau valley. The juice was destemmed only and gently pressed off skins to tank where it was lightly settled overnight and racked. 30% of the Wine saw fermentation in older French Oak barriques for approximately 10months, while 70% remained in tank to retain the bright aromatics and palate intensity of the variety. The wine was then blended, fined, stabilised, and filtered ready to bottle.