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2013 Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Chardonnay

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The stone fruit flavours are balanced with spicy French oak and a touch of butter. This wine is rich and complex, whilst still alive and fresh.

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Chardonnay

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale straw.

NOSE

Ripe stone fruit, with a touch of spicy oak and cream.

PALATE

The nectarine and peach flavours are wonderfully balanced with subtle oak throughout the palate. Textured and weighty, yet dry and crisp in the finish.

SERVE

Lightly chilled.

PEAK DRINKING

2014-2016

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Seared scallops with herb butter rested on rocket salad.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.0%

ACIDITY

7

RESIDUAL SUGAR

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

Waipara Hills Home Block Vineyard, Waipara Valley.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The cool spring slowed down the start of the season, but a warm and stable summer gave the best possible conditions for fruit and flavour development. Some rain at the start of the harvest period slowed things down, but didn't affect the overall quality.

GRAPE VARIETY

Chardonnay

MATURATION

Machine harvest fruit was cool pressed and settled before going into a cool fermentation for around three weeks. The wine was then left on lees and stirred for four months, while it went through MLF.

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