Chardonnay 2019, Awatere Valley, Rocky Vineyard

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From grapes grown on naturally low-yielding, 24-year-old vines, this wine has tension, depth, and complexity, with poached pear, key lime pie, smoky apple-wood, and cinnamon aromas complementing an intense palate. The palate is concentrated and mouth-filling but with lovely freshness and vibrancy. It has great structure, nutty creaminess, and beautiful focus and length. The mineral texture gestures to the river stones and fossilised shells that the vines grow on.


  • Winemaker: Chloe Somerset
  • Variety: 100% Chardonnay
  • Region: Awatere Valley, Marlborough
  • Vineyards: Rocky Vineyard
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Fermentation/Aging: Wild fermented and matured in French oak for 12 months
  • Sweetness:  Dry
  • Cellaring Potential: Drinking beautifully now, and enjoy for the next 10+ years
  • Awards & Reviews: 93pts Cameron Douglas, 91pts James Suckling