An elegant barrel fermented Chardonnay with nuances of ripe stone fruit, hazelnuts and hints of lemons and grapefruit, fresh and balanced. Grown to exacting standards of Sustainable Wine Growing New Zealand, the grapes for this classic wine are from the renowned Central Valley Region of Gisborne - famous for its Chardonnay.
Bright, evenly light yellow with some depth and a slightly green hue. The nose is gentle with soft nuances of stonefruit, pear, melded with almonds, lemon curd and oak spices. Medium-full bodied, aromas of stonefruit, apple, pear and lemon curd; enriched by nutty and spicy oak detail. The nutty oak is integrated with subtlely attractive caramel and butterscotch nuances. The breadth of the palate is lightly creamed with flavours of lemon curd, along with a fine layer of phenolic texture; drives with mouthwatering acid to a harmonious, lingering finish. This is an elegant Chardonnay with stonefruit, lemon curd flavours, nutty oak detail and balanced by lively acidity on a harmonious, long finish. Match with whitefish and pork over the next 3-4 years.