Winestate Champion Chardonnay and Champion Wine of the Year 2019
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2019
Gold Medal – New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards 2019
Ripe and concentrated it displays characters of stone fruits, mealy and nutty characters and a long and lingering silky palate. Gold medal winner at the NZIWS, Gold medal winner at the NZ Wine of the Year Awards and from more than 10,000 wines judged by Winestate Magazine over the past year, this is the Trophy winning Chardonnay and Champion Wine of the Year 2019.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"In its youth this concentrated wine is pale in the glass and displays delicate and complex aromas of white fleshed stone fruit, flowers, biscuit and hazelnut. Intricate barrel fermentation influences meld with stone fruit and acidity on the palate, forming a refined marriage of style and length. Cellar this wine with confidence for up to 8 years from vintage."
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2018 Vintage)
"The stylish, tightly structured 2018 vintage has a fragrant, slightly smoky bouquet. Mouthfilling and youthful, it has vigorous, ripe stone-fruit flavours, gently seasoned with toasty oak, impressive intensity and a long finish. Best drinking 2022+. "