Estate Vineyards

Chardonnay '08

Estate Vineyards Chardonnay '17

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 2008

Woodthorpe Chardonnay ’08 has the palest lemon colour, aromas of white peach and nectarine, with a subtle background fragrance of honeysuckle and lightly grilled hazelnuts. It is concentrated with fresh lemon flavours and biscuit notes. The freshness and elegance of this wine promise cellaring benefi ts for 2-4 years from harvest.

Woodthorpe Chardonnay ’08 is delicious on its own, or a wonderful partner for both simply prepared and fuller flavoured seafood, and white meat dishes.

Technical Analysis

pH: 3.26
Total acidity as tartaric: 7g/l
Alcohol: 14%
Residual sugar: Dry

Winemaking

Woodthorpe Chardonnay ’08 combines the best of traditional and modern winemaking. Traditional whole-bunch pressing and primary malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels were used to enhance a portion of the grapes to create complex rich fruit flavours. 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 resulting wines were matured for a year before being blended, fined and bottled.

Vineyards

2008 continued our run of very favourable vintages. The grapes were harvested at ideal ripeness between 9 and 14 March 2008.

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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