Caythorpe Chardonnay 12 Bottles
Estate grown exclusively on "Caythorpe", the 2019 growing season was characterised by an early bud burst and hot, dry summer which allowed for a fantastic ripening period leading into harvest.
Two cane, clone 95 vertical shoot positioned vines were carefully managed with early season shoot thinning, post-fruit set bunch thinning, and a medium level of leaf exposure to deliver fruit with concentrated flavours, yielding 3.5kg/vine.
A single small batch was carefully isolated in the vineyard based on fruit maturity and concentration.
Harvested March 20 th in the cool morning to preserve flavours, gently pressed and fermented in new (15%)and seasoned French oak with a portion of indigenous yeast to accentuate single vineyard expression.
The wine has undergone full secondary malolactic fermentation; total of 11 months in barrel. Winemaker - Jeremy McKenzie
Concentrated, elegant notes of white peach, lemon and pear, accompanied with vanilla pods and almond.
The palate is generous, weighty and creamy with excellent length and vibrant stonefruit flavours.
|Country of Manufacture||New Zealand|