Aroma: This compelling wine offers bright citrus, apple, pear and stone fruit plus captivating minerality and baking spices from the oak. Wild yeast fermentation and 10 months lees aging results in an enormously complex wine with a rich, creamy body. The finish is incredibly long and delicious. Different than most New Zealand Chardonnays, this reminds me of a fine Mersault from Burgundy.
Palate: Mid straw in appearance, this elegant Chardonnay displays a compelling nose of white peach, citrus, and nutty complexities. The palate is concentrated and balanced by fine minerality and a taut structure, with a silky texture through to the long, nutty, toasty finish.
Cellar: Best enjoyed 2015 - 2020