Matawhero Irwin Chardonnay 2017 750ml


Matawhero Irwin Chardonnay 2017 750ml

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2021

Awarded 96/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jun 2021

This flagship Chardonnay is made from 100% Mendoza grapes from the famous Tietjen vineyard on the Golden Slopes sub region of Gisborne. The site has a rich history in producing award-winning Chardonnay for over 20 years. This narrow 10km strip is made up of small parcels of elevated sloping land. Medium to heavy Kaiti clay base is overlaid with 20-30cm of light black topsoil, with influences from the limestone foothills. These conditions allow vines to grow with a balance suited to super-premium winemaking. They target low volumes, the grapes are hand leaf plucked and the crop reduced to 6 tonnes per hectare to increase the intensity and flavours in the wine.

Alc: 13.2%

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