This Chardonnay was produced from the original Home Block and Sam Rose’s vineyard, both located on the banks of the Wairau River. After gentle whole-bunch press the juice was fermented in a mix of new and old French oak barriques with a small portion in stainless steel. After 10 months the wine was blended and left to settle before bottling on the Wairau River Estate.
The nose displays fruitful aromas of nectarine and citrus, complemented by delicate floral and savoury notes. Those characters translate generously through the palate with lime, ripe peach and biscuit flavours complemented and finely integrated French oak.