Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Chardonnay 2016

100% Chardonnay from vineyards in regions along New Zealand's East Coast.

Crushed, pressed and lightly settled to leave light-moderate solids. Cool fermentation techniques in stainless steel tanks and barrel.Upon completion of fermentation, parcels were inoculated for malolactic fermentation, while others were left on yeast lees with regular stirring.

Winemaker's Comments

A lovely fruit-driven style of Chardonnay exhibiting a myriad of aromatics; ripe peach and pear with underlying citrus and fig notes. On the palate these initial fruit flavours are followed by a creamy, mealy texture and integrated oak.

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    • Royal Easter Show Wine Awards
    • International Cool Climate Wine Show
    • Cuisine Magazine
    4.5 STARS & BEST VALUE - Cuisine Magazine NZ Chardonnay Tasting 2017
    BRONZE MEDAL - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2017
    BRONZE MEDAL - International Cool Climate Wine Show 2017

    Cuisine Magazine Judges' Comments:
    "You don’t get much better value than this. It’s full, rich, ripe with attractive flintiness and great balance. There’s a beguiling mix of green and yellow fruit flavours. A well-presented wine with subtlety and grows in the mouth." (John Belsham)