Estate Vineyards

Chardonnay '02

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Estate Vineyards Chardonnay has ripe stone fruit and citrus characters, subtly enhanced by fermentation in seasoned oak barrels, lee's contact and a creamy malolactic influence, to create a rich and elegant wine.

$19.90/ bottle

Tasting Notes 2002

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2002 is a pale straw colour with aromas and flavours of nectarines, limes and cream. The palate shows firm acidity, rich texture and a warm, biscuity finish.

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2002 is wonderful with full flavoured salads, shellfish, risottos, veal and most poultry dishes. It is also very enjoyable as a glass of cool, dry white wine with friends.

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2002 will continue to develop in the bottle for 2-4 years from harvest.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.41
Total acidity as tartaric: 6.9g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2002 was made using the best of New and Old World winemaking techniques to combine Hawkes Bay chardonnay’s rich fruit characters with the complexity of barrel fermentation. After whole cluster pressing and cold settling the juice was barrel and tank fermented, and then underwent malolactic fermentation prior to blending and bottling in mid October.

Vineyards

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2002 is a single vineyard wine made from Mendoza clone chardonnay. The low cropped grapes were hand harvested from our Woodthorpe vineyard from the 19th to the 24th March.

Origin

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.

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