Estate Vineyards

Chardonnay '04

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The colour of Hawke’s Bay sunshine, it’s superbly fragrant on the nose with lemon, white peach, popcorn and fresh pineapple. The palate opens out to lemon curd, crème brûlée, toasted cashew with a slight touch of flint and smoke.

$19.90/ bottle

Tasting Notes 2004

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2004 has a delicate lemon colour and a rich palate of nectarine, pineapple and roasted cashew with a long, fine finish.

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2004 is best enjoyed lightly chilled, on its own or partnered with shellfish, smoked fish, and richer dishes such as roasted white meats and risottos.

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2004 will continue to develop in the bottle for 2-4 years from harvest.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.4
Total acidity as tartaric: 7.5g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2004 is a wonderful example of the quality yielded by the Hawkes Bay 2004 vintage. Ripe chardonnay flavours of pineapple, stonefruit and citrus combine with barrel fermentation characters to produce an elegant and complex wine. Whole cluster pressing gave 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 October.

Vineyards

Woodthorpe Chardonnay 2004 is a single vineyard wine, produced entirely from low-cropped, Mendoza clone chardonnay. These grapes were harvested from the terraces of Te Mata Estate’s Woodthorpe vineyard between the 15th and 26th March 2004.

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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