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2014 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 elegant and crisp, yet weighty and multi-layered.
Waipara Hills Waipara Valley Chardonnay, 2014

TASTING NOTES

COLOUR

Pale straw.

NOSE

Lifted nectarine and white peach aromas with a lovely hint of buttered toast.

PALATE

Succulent stone fruit flavours are wonderfully balanced with a rich mealy mid-palate and crisp finish.

SERVE

Slightly chilled.

PEAK DRINKING

2016 - 2017

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Pan seared chicken breast in a Caesar Salad.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL VOLUME

13.5%

ACIDITY

5.95

RESIDUAL SUGAR

WINE BACKGROUND

VINTAGE REGION

Waipara Hills Home Block Vineyard and Dunnolly Vineyard in Waipara Valley.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

An early bud break exposed the vines for two weeks of extra frost risk, but thankfully Spring was both mild and relatively frost free. The vines eased into the Summer growing season and fruit condition was very good coming into veraison. We experienced some rain mid and late March, but a longer season had produced lower acidity and great flavour ripeness, resulting in fruit of quality.

GRAPE VARIETY

Chardonnay.

MATURATION

Machine harvest fruit was cool pressed and settled before going into a cool fermentation. Some juice was transferred to barrels to develop greater complexity, while the majority was transferred to tanks to encourage fruit brightness and definition. The wine was then left on lees and stirred for three months, while it went through MLF.

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