Made in the style that everyday-drinking Chardonnay should be, this wine comes from the best Gisborne vintage in decades. Heralding the style that makes Gisborne Chardonnay so popular and distinct internationally, this is a blend from the best 10 percent of over 200 tonnes in the stunning vintage. As with all of our wines, quality is assured through sustainable viticulture and careful vineyard to bottle management.
Pale straw in colour, this wine has a fresh scent of lemon, nectarine and peach, supported by a background of hot buttered toast and roasting chestnuts. On the palate, the balance of fruit flavours and acidity is both bold and refreshing with peaches, lemons and textural creaminess filling the mouth. This wine offers strong balance and consistency and leaves a persistent and elegant finish.
2013 was one of the great Gisborne vintages and this Classic Chardonnay will continue to improve until 2018. Perfect paired with roasted poultry or pork.