2019 Chardonnay

Mary’s Vineyard, Hawke’s Bay
Family Collection

$39.95

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Lovely soft mouthfeel and refreshing acidity; a hallmark of the Mendoza clone of Chardonnay.
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Tasting Notes

Pale lemon straw. Complex aromatics of toasted brioche, roasted nuts, ripe peach and a touch of candle wax. Autumnal yellow fruits on the palate with a lovely soft mouthfeel and refreshing acidity; a hallmark of the Mendoza clone of Chardonnay. A fitting first release from this vineyard.

Food Match
Poultry

Recommended Cellaring
1 to 7 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Warm and dry summer, with a rain event mid ripening

Brix
21.1 average

Production Level
31 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
0%

Fermentation Vessel
French oak barriques

Fermentation
Indigenous

Barrel Type
French oak barriques

New Barrel %
23%

Maturation
10 months

Maturation
Yes

Filtration
Yes

Bottled
Jan – 19

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
12.8

Residual Sugar
Nil

pH
3.53

Acidity
5.23 g/l

Tasting Notes

Pale lemon straw. Complex aromatics of toasted brioche, roasted nuts, ripe peach and a touch of candle wax. Autumnal yellow fruits on the palate with a lovely soft mouthfeel and refreshing acidity; a hallmark of the Mendoza clone of Chardonnay. A fitting first release from this vineyard.

Food Match
Poultry

Recommended Cellaring
3 to 5 years from vintage

Vintage Details

Vintage Detail
Warm and dry summer, wet final ripening period

Brix
21.5 average

Production Level
41 hl/ha average

Hand Harvested
100%

Winemaking

Whole Bunch
100%

Destemmed
0%

Fermentation Vessel
French oak barriques

Fermentation
Inoculated

Barrel Type
French oak barriques

New Barrel %
35%

Maturation
10 months

Maturation
Yes

Filtration
Yes – coarse filtration

Bottled
Feb – 18

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
13.3

Residual Sugar
Nil

pH
3.5

Acidity
5.8 g/l

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