Our Reserve Chardonnay is made from the finest parcels of fruit from our 2015 harvest. The vineyards delivered nice, ripe fruit with excellent varietal intensity. Once pressed, the juice was fermented in a selection of French oak barrels and stainless steel to achieve a balance between the ripe fruit flavours and to impart a lovely toasty character. Partial malolactic fermentation (10%) has softened the wine and added extra weight and complexity on the palate.
Our Reserve wine captures and showcases some of the delicious Chardonnay characters from Marlborough’s unique Southern Valley sub-region.
Winemakers Tasting Note
Our Reserve Chardonnay represents the finest quality from Marlborough. This Chardonnay is delicious, showing white peach, nectarine and citrus flavours complimented by a toasty French Oak influence and a refined acidity. Soft and textural, our Chardonnay is refined and the flavours linger to an impressive finish.
This wine is versatile and would pair well to a wide range of poultry, pork and seafood dishes. Try with pan seared scallops or a roasted pork loin.
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