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Old Vine Chardonnay 2016


Chardonnay is a variety which we have always enjoyed drinking ourselves. The Old Vine Chardonnay is made with fruit from vines planted in 1992. The vines are Mendoza clone, with low yields, loose bunches and small berries.

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Colour: Medium gold.
Aromatics: A complex bouquet with nectarine and peach, passionfruit and toasty brioche.
Palate: A full flavoured wine with rich stone fruit flavours, hints of hazlenut and a long finish.  Only two barrels were made.

Technical Info

Region: Gimblett Gravels Wine Growing District®, Hawke’s Bay.
Vineyard: Mere Road.
Variety: Chardonnay.
Harvest: Hand harvested on 30th March 2016.
Vinification: Whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented with 100% malolactic fermentation.
Maturation: Matured in French oak barriques for one year, 60% new oak.
Bottled: 26th January 2017.
Analysis: Alc 13.5% vol.
Production: 55 cases.
Cellaring Potential: 4-6 years.

Additional Information
Weight 1.3 kg