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"Champion Chardonnay" NZ Organic Wine Awards

"Fantastic bouquet with aromas of a complex & detailed expression" Cameron Douglas, MS

Pair with creamy mushroom risotto or roast chicken

Greystone Organic Waipara Chardonnay 2019

$38.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $42.99 $37.38
Awarded Trophy Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 96/100 Points Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 94/100 Points Organic Wine Vegan Wine
Greystone Organic Waipara Chardonnay 2019

Greystone Organic Waipara Chardonnay 2019

Champion Chardonnay
$38.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $42.99 $37.38

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal & Trophy: Champion Chardonnay

New Zealand Organic Wine Awards 2021

Awarded 5 Stars

The Wine Writer

Awarded 96/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Feb 2021

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Feb 2021

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews, Feb 2021

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020

Description

  • French oak
  • Lime zest & pink grapefruit
  • Brioche & roasted cashew
  • Bright acidity

"Fantastic bouquet with aromas of a complex and detailed expression. Aromas and flavours of pure white and yellow fleshed stone fruits,  citrus, apple, lees and a chalky limestone minerality. On the palate the wine has a detailed texture from acidity and fruit spice, careful use of barrel and plenty of lees autolysis. Fresh cashew nut and oyster shell, apple blossoms and white peach flavours. Lengthy finish leaves me wanting the whole bottle to my self. Drink now and through 2025+" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Feb 2021

"A gorgeously complex style; the fragrant bouquet shows golden apple, fig, green tea and subtle flinty characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and concentration, superbly enhanced by textural mouthfeel and bright acidity, leading to a lengthy engaging finish. At its best: now to 2025" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020

"Weighty and quite concentrated chardonnay with a nice mix of sweet fruit and savoury characters including peach, citrus, nectarine, baguette crust and spicy French oak" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Feb 2021

"Bright, light yellow with some depth and a gold hue, slightly lighter on the rim. The nose is gently full with power, apricot aroma, lemon tart melded with nutty and toasty oak elements, unfolding a flinty mineral edge. Medium-full bodied, well-rounded aromas of apricot and peach, entwined with lemon tart, nougat, toasty oak; flinty edge linger on the finish with spices. The wine shows multi-layers of complexity; pristine fruit and the barrel elements are in a happy marriage, elevating both components in harmony. The creamy mouthfeel flows along a delicate, chalky thread, balanced on a flattering acid precision. This is an opulent style Chardonnay with multi-layers of interest, chalky minerals and pristine fruit concentration. Match with scampi and crayfish macaroni & cheese over the next 6+ years. Handpicked, wild fermented to 13.5% alc, full MLF, aged in French oak for 10 months, 20% new barriques. BioGro organic certified" Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Reviews, Feb 2021

Pale lemon colour. Aromatics of brioche, roasted cashew and corn husk. Underpinned by lime zest, fennel fronds, & pink grapefruit. Palate is expansive & rich, crisp citrus zing and generous finish with signature fine-grained oak.

2019 was a small year for Chardonnay, due to limited flowering which required careful shoot selection and meticulous canopy management, allowing the best fruit to ripen over a settled autumn. Organically managed, the combination of undervine cultivation and fewer irrigation cycles has driven the Chardonnay roots deep into the soil. The Chardonnay is a blend of two main vineyard blocks. One block is limestone dominant, while the other is clay. The two clones, Mendoza & 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. 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 10 months before estate bottled without fining.

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