The long-awaited Mount Brown Estates Chardonnay is the latest addition to our portfolio. The vines were planted in 2013. Only 200 cases were made. Notes from the vineyard owner:
The grapes were pressed straight to French oak barriques, so the wine was barrel fermented and aged for about 12 months (some new French oak – adds vanilla notes). The wine went through a partial malo not full – so we didn’t force it – we let the wine do its own thing! We’re cool climate producer so think Chablis not big bold California style.
It’s a tough grape to grow in North Canterbury because it is early ripening – so very susceptible to being frosted. But the limestone soils again, mean it can be capable of echoing white burgundy.
|Area / Country||Waipara Valley, New Zealand|
|Awards / Ratings||4 Stars - Raymond Chan|
|Tasting Notes||Medium to full bodied, the palate has good weight with citrus fruit flavours and subtle notes of aromatic oak.|
Mount Brown Estate Chardonnay
- In Stock
- Excl. GST: S$35.51