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2018 Te Kano Chardonnay
$35 NZD inc. GST
A refined and elegant Chardonnay with aromas of white peach, citrus and flint. Ripe peach, pineapple and nectarine flavours expand into complex biscuit and toasty oak, finishing crisp and dry.More
Spring and early Summer were extremely hot and dry. A late season period of cool weather slowed ripening, allowing additional time for flavour development in the weeks before harvest.
The Jerome vineyard is home to our Chardonnay. The wines made from this vineyard are defined by the devigourating influence of Jerome’s sandy soils. Small, intensely flavoured bunches ripen evenly on the North facing slopes, while the characteristic fine mineral acidity lends structure and finesse.
100% Chardonnay, Mendoza clone.
Carefully selected and hand harvested fruit was whole bunch pressed to French oak barrels for fermentation. 10 months in barrel allowed mid palate complexity to build over time, while the use of partial malo-lactic fermentation has retained minerality and poise.
CellaringDrink now, cellar to 2027.
ServingServe at 10-11°C
Case of 6, Single Bottle