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"A seamless, integrated wine that defines subtle power" Bob Campbell, MW

An aromatically inviting Chardonnay with golden kiwifruit, nashi with mild oak & coconut husk

Pair with creamy mushroom risotto or roast chicken

Greystone Organic Waipara Chardonnay 2018

$38.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $42.99 $37.38
6 Btls, $233.94 6 Btls, $203.43
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points Organic Wine Bio Grow
Greystone Organic Waipara Chardonnay 2018

Greystone Organic Waipara Chardonnay 2018

So approachable now it's hard to imagine it getting any better, but that's an exciting possibility
$38.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $42.99 $37.38
6 Btls, $233.94 6 Btls, $203.43

Accolades

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Mar 2020

Description

  • Subtle French oak
  • Golden kiwifruit
  • Nashi pear
  • Ripe acidity

"Rich, appealing, creamy-textured Chardonnay with layers of white peach, lanolin, ginger, brioche and subtle spicy flavours. A seamless, integrated wine that defines subtle power. So approachable now it's hard to imagine it getting any better, but that's an exciting possibility" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Mar 2020

Aromatically inviting with golden kiwifruit, nashi with mild oak and coconut husk. The palate is full with generous flavours supported by fine grained oak phenolics and ripe acidity.

2018 was a generous year for Chardonnay, with careful shoot selection and meticulous canopy management, the best fruit was able to ripen perfectly over the long warm Autumn. Organically managed, the combination of undervine cultivation and longer irrigation cycles has driven the Chardonnay vine roots deep into the soil profile. This Chardonnay wine is a blend of two vineyard blocks. One block is limestone dominant, while the other is clay dominant. The two clones, Mendoza and Clone 95, flourish differently in both blocks. Mendoza is the cornerstone of our Chardonnay. The clone is known for its small, open grape bunches, intense fruit-driven flavours and chalky minerality.

Chardonnay blocks were hand-picked and processed without the use of additives. The Limestone block was pressed as whole bunches and pressed the Clay block after foot crushing. Each block was fermented separately in French oak barriques without intervention, allowing the wild yeasts and bacteria to perform primary and malo-lactic fermentation through to completion. Barrel aged for 11 months before tank aging for 3 months. Estate bottled without fining.

 

 

 

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