Organised Chaos Chardonnay 2022
$33.90 inc. GST
91/100 – Bob Campbell MW (2019 vintage)
Tasting Note: 2022 was a tough vintage throughout NZ. A wet Spring, a hot dry Summer and a very wet Autumn made for tough conditions to grow grapes. A real testament to our growers was the quality of fruit we harvested in 2022. The Chardonnay is grown by Pieter Koopman, in the Havelock Hills. This region is characterised by its north facing aspect and its limestone rich soils. No herbicide is used and an organic canopy spray regime is adhered to. Pieter’s farming methods lead to unadulterated site expression. Fresh and vibrant, with a gorgeous texture. Loads of mature stonefruit and sweet citrus, and just a hint of oak.
Winemaking Notes: Fermented with CY3079 , the 2022 was fermented and aged in a mix of old French oak barrels (25%) and stainless steel tanks. Partial malolactic fermentation (60%), enables the wine to retain its freshness and really show off the limestone minerality. 6 months ageing on gross lees, with weekly batonage, brings a creamy, textural element to the wine.
Region: Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand