Mt. Beautiful

2014 Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay

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  • North Canterbury

Analysis at Bottling

  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • TA 5.1 g/L
  • RS <1 g/L
  • pH 3.45


  • February 2015


  • 750



Flavor Profile

With aromatics of ripe apple, stone fruits and nectarines, our Chardonnay has a creamy texture that makes it easy to drink.  Medium bodied with underlying notes of buttered brioche and nectarine confit, it finishes clean and crisp with a lover persistent flint-like minerality


Winemaker Notes

2014 was a good but cool vintage for Chardonnay in North Canterbury.  Our hand-picked Chardonnay fruit was gently whole bunch pressed.  The resulting juice was separated into two portions, a cloudy portion and a slightly less cloudy one.  These were both fermented, and then aged on yeast lees in a variety of different French oak barrels and tanks.  The barrels went through a partial malolactic ferment. The batches were blended in January and then lightly fined and filtered priot to bottling.


The Perfect Match

Pair our Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay with roasted chicken, salmon dishes, Coquille St. Jacques, and a playful perspective about life.