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 loverly persistent flint-like minerality.
2015 was an excellent vintage for Chardonnay in North Canterbury. Our hand-picked Chardonnay fruit was picked in three different batches according to ripeness. It was then gently whole bunch pressed, resulting in beautifully clear and delicate juice. This is ideal for barrel and tank fermentation alike. The barrel portion was reserved for the wines with the best depth of fruit and ripeness of flavour. This wine was fermented mostly in larger oak puncheons, both new and one year old. This portion went through a partial malolactic fermentation. Both tank and barrel batches were aged for nine months on yeast lees prior to blending in January. They were then lightly fined and filtered prior to bottling.
The Perfect Match
Pair our Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay with roasted chicken, salmon dishes, Coquille St. Jacques, and a playful perspective about life.