Estate Vineyards

Chardonnay '03

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay '16

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 2003

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2003 has a lemon/green colour and characters of fresh white peaches, pears and cream, while notes of vanilla and roasted almonds are features of the long, fine palate.

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2003 is a delicious dry white wine that can be enjoyed as an aperitif or partnered with shellfish, smoked fish, and richer dishes such as roasted white meats and risottos.

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2003 will continue to develop in the bottle for 2-4 years from harvest.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.24
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.4g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2003 features the ripe fruit flavours and fine acidity of quality Hawke Bay chardonnay combined with the richness and complexity of barrel fermentation. Whole cluster pressing produced fine, clear juice that was cold settled prior to barrel and tank fermentation. The resulting wine underwent malolactic fermentation and barrel maturation before blending and bottling in mid November.

Vineyards

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2003 is a single vineyard wine from Te Mata’s spectactular Woodthorpe vineyard. It is made entirely from low cropped Mendoza clone chardonnay that was hand harvested between the 10th to the 27th March 2003.

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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