The hand-picked fruit comes from our clay-rich hillside Raupo Creek vineyard and the Home vineyard which is made up of a variety of free draining Waimakiriri soils.
- NZ - Marlborough
- New Zealand
"90 points. Naturally fermented and aged (11 months) in French oak barriques, 20% new, the 2009 Chardonnay gives pronounced notes of apricots and honeydew melon with nuances of honeyed toast, ginger and cashews. Medium bodied with a silky texture and refreshing acidity, it gives plenty of expressive peach and nutty flavors, finishing long and creamy. Drink it now to 2015+."Rating 90 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate #197, October 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
The nose exhibits aromas of citrus, toasted almond and apple crumble.
The palate is focused with hints of grapefruit, nectarine and peach supported by a firm balanced acidity.
Drinking well now and will improve over the next five years