This wine is produced from a mix of top Chardonnay clones grown on select premium vineyards in the gentle north facing clay soils of the Southern valleys and additional vineyards on the gravels of the Wairau Valley floor. A range of viticulture techniques, including low crop loading and a measured approach to nutrition are employed to ensure balance and health is achieved. This allows the vine the best chance to express site and fruit concentration.
This classic Marlborough Chardonnay reflects site and a sensitive approach to winemaking. Fragrant citrus, complex flint and nut aromas combine with a distinctive core of mineral, lemon and mealy characters to form a seamless palate. Fine-grained French oak and refined acidity create a tightly woven palate with understated concentration and length. This wine will develop complex mineral and toast like characters with bottle age.
Lovely drinking on release, this wine will continue to impress for 5+ years from vintage.