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WHENUA MATUA SINGLE VINEYARD CHARDONNAY 2018

We  are tangata whenua – people of the land. We are intrinsically connected to our whenua that we protect, nurture and love.

ABOUT THIS WINE:  

Ripe juicy stonefruit and bright citrus peel characteristics meet in a richly textured Nelson Chardonnay. Hazelnut, flint and spicy French oak. VINEYARD: Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand. Matau (Fish Hook) block.

Planted 2006. 1.33ha. Ancient Moutere alluvium clay soils, featuring deeply weathered and dissected gravels.

TASTING NOTE 

Layers of citrus peel and juicy stonefruit flavours • subtle hints of hazelnut, flint and spicy oak • full bodied and richly textured with a creamy mouthfeel • a delightful long and  lingering finish VITICULTURE

Perfect conditions over flowering resulted in even fruit levels across the block •  dry summer conditions with cool nights advanced ripeness in the fruit while retaining balanced levels of acidity •  a successful harvest period with grapes picked at optimal ripeness with an outstanding flavour profile

VITICULTURE

Carefully hand-harvested, the grapes were gently whole-bunch pressed • the majority of barrels were fermented with specially chosen yeasts; while a small proportion were left to undergo ‘wild’ fermentation  • weekly batonage - or lees stirring - promoted yeast autolysis which added both body and complexity • malolactic fermentation naturally occurred once the weather warmed in the spring only the best barrels made the final blend, before filtering and bottling without fining.

 

Tohu Whenua Matua Single Vineyard Chardonnay

SKU: TOHU-BL-WM-CHARD
AU$65,00価格
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