Perfume of ripe golden peach, nectarine, citrus blossom. Biscuit and fresh cream notes adding immaculate texture and length. Crystal lemon in colour, the fresh elegance of Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 is a magical match to rich seafood like grilled scallops. Fine and precise – this is a thoroughly modern chardonnay of immense enjoyability.
Wine Storage Suggestions
Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 will continue to evolve in bottle for two to four years from harvest.
Total acidity as tartaric: 6g/l
Residual sugar: Dry
Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 combines the best of traditional and modern winemaking. Traditional whole-bunch pressing, barrel fermentation, barrel maturation on gross lees, and malolactic fermentation were all used on a portion of the wine to enhance the complexity, richness and integration. Modern de-stemming and tank fermentation was used for the remainder of the grapes to preserve the vibrant varietal aromas and clear, fresh fruit expression.
The grapes for Estate Vineyards Chardonnay ’16 were harvested between 16 and 26 March 2016 from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards in the Woodthorpe Terraces, Bridge Pa Triangle and Havelock Hills sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay.
Sourced exclusively from Te Mata Estate’s own vineyards, the estate vineyards wines are blended to represent the best qualities of their variety, vintage, and Hawke’s Bay origin.
'Finely balanced for early drinking, this fragrant, fleshy wine has vibrant grapefruit and peach flavours to the fore, a gentle seasoning of biscuity oak and a slightly buttery finish.' ★★★★Michael Cooper. The Listener 2017 All Reviews