Lake Chalice `The Raptor` Chardonnay 2009 (12 x 750mL), Marlborough, NZ.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$143.88 per case
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Overview

A medium bodied Chardonnay with flavours of white peach, nectarine and underlying nutty spicy oak notes. The nose is aromatic and lifted and the palate elegant and creamy with well balanced acidity that leads to a warm lingering finish.

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

Expert Reviews

Creamy-textured Chardonnay with pure citrus and stone fruit flavours together with sizzled butter and subtle spicy oak. Attractive wine that's made with a light touch. Purity and an ethereal texture are its strongest points. Rating 86 - Bob Campbell MW www.BobsWineReviews.com, (MAR/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright, pale straw on release

Aroma/Palate

A medium bodied Chardonnay with flavours of white peach, nectarine and underlying nutty spicy oak notes. The nose is aromatic and lifted and the palate elegant and creamy with well balanced acidity that leads to a warm lingering finish.

Cellaring Potential

Enjoy now and over the next 5 years.

Food Matching

Perfect with fettuccini and smoked ham. The creamy smoky nature of the dish complementing perfectly the flavours in this wine.

Winemaking Notes

Grapes were whole bunch pressed and then fermented in the barrels, a mixture of new and one year old French oak. Half of the barrels were allowed to ferment without the introduction of cultured yeast. 100% malolactic secondary fermentation and 8 months maturing on light lees before blending and bottling in early December ‘09.

Limited release of 478 cases.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal, Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2011

Silver Medal, Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2010 - Selected for service in Air New Zealand Business Class.

Silver Medal, Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2010

Silver Medal, Liquorland Intl Wine Competition 2010

Bronze Medal, International Chardonnay Challenge 2010

Bronze Medal NZ International Wine Show 2010

Vintage
2009
Region
NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.8%

Winery Profile

Brand Profile Image

Lake Chalice Wines is one of the few remaining privately and locally owned wine companies in New Zealand and is located in the country's main wine-growing region, Marlborough.

Launched in 1989 on a 11ha (28 acre), stony paddock in Rapaura, Wairau Valley, Lake Chalice Wines now owns four key vineyard sites, as well as sourcing fruit from several carefully selected contract growers.

Founders Chris Gambitsis and Phil Binnie, who were joined in 1998 by winemaker Matt Thomson, share a simple philosophy: to make quality varietal wines from Marlborough grapes.

The Karearea or NZ falcon emblem features on the Lake Chalice Wines' label. In a land with no native mammals, this rare, endemic raptor has always flown fearlessly above the rest. Lake Chalice Wines is a proud sponsor of the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, dedicated to preserving New Zealand's raptors.

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