Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Chardonnay 2020 750ML

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Matawhero Single Vineyard Gisborne Chardonnay 2020 750ML

93 POINTS/5 STARS – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

After a warm season in Gisborne, the Chardonnay grapes exhibited wonderful intense flavours. Once at optimal ripeness and flavour ready the grapes were machine harvested at night. No antioxidant was added allowing Chardonnay’s natural phenolics to oxidise. Once at the winery, the grapes were crushed and gently pressed. Cold settled for 36 hours, allowing the juice to spontaneously ferment with indigenous yeast and then cool fermented until dryness. Once dry, we inoculated for malolactic fermentation and when deemed in balance, the wine was sulphured and stabilized to secure the desired ‘malo’ characteristics. The wine was then filtered and bottled.

Tasting Note

Colour: Pale straw with golden highlights.

Aroma: Ripe melon and peach abound with butterscotch and fig notes.

Palate: A Gisborne favourite, This Chardonnay is rich, ripe fruit, with peach flavours and an inherent creaminess.

Food match: Seafood, light cheese, chicken or veal.


ABV: 13.2%


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