Our classically styled ‘barrique fermented’ chardonnay from the clay and alluvial soils of Marlborough. Lifted stone fruits and toasty oak is balanced with mealy layers and restrained butterscotch and baking spice notes. Voluminously full, with a fine texture that draws the palate ...more »line to a deserving finish.
This excellent Chardonnay is highly appealing, with pronounced yellow stonefruit and ginger spice flavours, vanilla, toasty oak and cashew nut notes. Barrel fermentation and seven months aging in quality oak has conferred lovely creamy weight and complexity. Enjoy with your favourite chicken o...more »r pork dish, or cellar judiciously for 3-4 years.
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A gorgeous complex offering; the fragrant bouquet shows ripe peach, rockmelon, nougat and brioche characters with subtle vanilla and hazelnut notes. The palate is succulent and beautifully weighted, delivering delectable fruit flavours together with stylish oak infusion. It is fleshy, rounded and pe...more »rsistent with a lingering silky finish
Full, rich and complex white wine, with delicious sweet fruit flavours, well balanced with nut and oak tones and great length of flavour.CellaringOur Reserve Chardonnays drink beautifully after about 12 to 18 months, and then cellar out to around five years in the correct environment....more » Food MatchesFull flavoured chardonnays are great food wines, especially richly flavoured meat dishes such as lamb, pork and duck, and seafood - crayfish, salmon and trout. Accompanying sauces could include citrus, apple, nuts, mushrooms and aromatic herbs.
Winemkers notes: This vineyard always has a bit of colour: Pale in the glass at bottling, but will slowly deepen with time. Profound! A melange of vanilla, cream, sweet lemon, grapefruit, hazelnut, and spicy oak. Powerful! This is a big, rich Chardonnay. It has weight, sweet fruit, beautiful texture...more » and length.
Very pale gold in the glass at bottling, but will slowly deepen with time.
A melange of vanilla, cream, sweet lemon, grapefruit, hazelnut, and subtle oak.
This is a medium weight, rich Chardonnay. It has sweet fruit, beautiful texture and len...more »gth.
CellaringAlready approachable, but will cellar happily into the medium term in a cool environment. Food MatchesThe oak ageing makes this wine an excellent match with full flavoured rich dishes, in particular poultry, pork, salmon and crayfish. Suggested Wine List DescriptionA stylish Chardonnay, mouth-filling and smooth. Not heavy, but with great depth of flavour, it shows maturity balancing sweet citrus and grapefruit aromas with delicate oak and nut overtones. Everything lingers neatly on the finish.
Richly fragrant, youthful and creamy, with a tight array of intense grapefruit, peach and fig flavours, it shows lovely delicacy and depth. A lovely expression of Gisborne Chardonnay fruit forward and flavoursome. Lifted citrus, floral and peaches on the nose followed&n...more »bsp;by a full, rich palate showing round, silky text and well balanced acidity. “Top vintages represent Gisborne Chardonnay at its finest” – Michael Cooper.
The 2016 Lucky Lizard is a savoury and nuanced version of this noble variety. Citrus, green apple and sea spray notes are offered up courtesy of the cool climate Adelaide Hills and its accompanying geologies. Roasted nuts and a hint of brioche are a subtle nod to the very selective and restrained us...more »e of premium quality French oak barrels. This host of flavours is backed by a chiselled, dart like acidity that initially maintains a tight grip on the palate, gently ceding with air and warmth to allow the wines natural richness to emerge. Restrained yet layered with flavour and texture. Classic Chardonnay.
Pristine fruit was hand harvested off our estate vineyard and barrel fermented to produce a rich and complex Chardonnay. Notes of vanilla, toast and mixed spice complement the stone fruit and citrus notes of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay. ageing potential 3-5 years. The wine will compliment fish, chi...more »cken and pork dishes.
The inviting bouquet shows yellow peach, mango, vanilla & hazelnut characters with hints of nougat & butterscotch. The palate is succulent and beautifully minded and offers ripe fruit intensity and creamy texture on the palate.
Kahurangi's flagship wine which is well structured, rich and intense wine with lemon, melon aromas combine with an integrated tropical fuit palate with a lingering subtle oak finish. Cellar To be enjoyed now or will cellar well until 2022