Gleaming pale gold, this commemorative Chardonnay represents 20 years of dedication, passion, and friendship. Aromas of decadent apricot syrup, hazelnut oak, and hints of citrus blossom captivate the nose. Flavours of nectarine, apricot, and cream – sprinkled with lightly toasted hazelnut, flourish in this elegant Gisborne Chardonnay. Wonderfully complex and seamless, this wine is a true reflection of unified fruit and oak as well as the unified teamwork of very good friends.
Winemaker: Anita Ewart-Croy
Selected from the very best parcels of expertly nurtured Chardonnay, the fruit for this wine was harvested in the cool of the sunrise and delivered immediately to the winery for processing. A gentle press cycle ensured maximum fruit expression without bitterness, and after slight clarification, the bright juice was transferred to a selection of French, Hungarian and American oak for fermentation. A portion of indigenous yeast and select Chardonnay yeast elevate the flavours of stone fruit, and careful temperature control nurtures delicate blossom aroma. At the same time, dedicated lees stirring creates palate texture and integration. Malolactic fermentation adds creamy nutty notes and silky edges. Only the best barrels of the group were then united to become the celebration of TW’s friendship.
Enjoy With …
The elegant richness of this Chardonnay will pair perfectly with duck, fish, and chicken dishes, as well as decadent shellfish. Scallops and chorizo would sing – or enjoy with your favourite cheese and antipasti.
Drinking wonderfully now but will develop further elegance in the next five to eight years.
|Release Date||21st October 2018|
|Harvest Date||16th March 2017|
|Bottling Date||28th June 2018|
|Alcohol Content||13 %|
|Residual Sugar||0.38 g/L|
|Total Acidity||5.65 g/L|
|Brix at Harvest||22.8|