There is a windswept elegance to Marlborough’s famed Wairau Valley. It is both the heart of the district and home to some of the country’s most famous wines. The region takes its name from the Wairau River, which flows from the alpine ranges in the west to the ocean at Cloudy Bay. Wines from the Wairau Valley are rich, elegant, generous and concentrated. Goldwater’s wines are considered by many aficionados to be among the finest of the appellation.
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Winery Tasting Notes
We gently harvest during the cool morning hours to retain the bright, pristine characteristics of the grapes. With the fruit arriving at our winery possessing such extraordinary flavours and textures, our primary task is to preserve and enhance those elements.
Our Chardonnay shows the influence of our unique climate and complex soils. After harvesting, we gently press the fruit and cold settle the juice before transferring to a combintation of barrel and stainless steel for fermentation. Approximately 75% of the wine goes through malolactic in order to soften and enrich the palate. 60% of the wine is then aged in new French oak barriques for eleven months, with the remaining 40% going into stainless steel to retain fruit intensity.
The aromas and flavours are packed with peaches, apricots, limes and subtle spice. The palate is rich, vibrant,and refreshing.