100% Chardonnay from the Neudorf Home Block and Neudorf Hill Block vineyards in the Upper Moutere winegrowing region near Nelson.
Fruit was hand-picked and fermented in 25% new French oak. 100% malolactic ferment on gross lees was followed by 4 months on fine lees.
An enthralling nose of white magnolias, oat biscuits, raw cashew nuts and a final flick of matchstick flintiness. This complex compote draws you into a palate with textural interest and a reminder of the wine’s pedigree. Discreet but definite structure flows through evenly to a superbly attenuated finish, with a final flourish of Meyer lemon squeeze. The reputation of this wine is in no small part based on its ability to stay precise and lively for many years after release.
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