The aim is to produce a Chardonnay that retains classic varietal characters of citrus and stone fruit alongside Central Otago’s hallmark of focused acidity by hand picking, whole bunch pressing and fermenting using yeast strains specifically chosen to preserve aromatics. Maturation in large format oak barrels on full yeast lees builds texture and weight, adding interest and balance to the palate.
- NZ - Central Otago
- New Zealand
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale straw in colour.
You are greeted with notes of citrus peel, ripe stonefruit and sweet baking spices. Delicate floral and lightly toasted nut aromas combine to give a subtle and intriguing nose.
Rich and mouth filling on the entry with suggestions of white grapefruit and yellow plums. The mid palate adds lightly toasted cashew nuts and fresh cream to the mix before bright acidity leads you to a crisp, clean finish.
A perfect match to lobster (crayfish) risoto.