Pyramid Valley Field of Fire 2011

$175.00 inc. GST

91/100 – James Suckling
92+/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2011 Field of Fire Chardonnay is intensely scented of apricots, mangoes and guava with suggestions of buttered toast and baking bread. This medium-bodied wine packs the flavor into a relatively elegant package with tons of savory and tropical fruit flavors lifted by crisp acidity and a finish with great persistence. Drink it now to 2018+.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“An interesting wine this, distinctly different to previous vintages under this label. The 2011 Field of Fire shows ripe stone fruits, toffee apple and spicy oak. It seems a bit broader and more oxidative than its predecessors. Reminds me very much of the wines of Domaine de Valette from the Macon, which is never a bad thing. There’s great clarity to the acid line and the wine finishes with a spicy, cidery lilt. If you are expecting a run-of-the-mill chardonnay, prepare to be challenged.” – James Suckling

Tasting Note: Pale gold, with green tinges. A bouquet of fresh hay and marzipan, with notes of field flowers and some subtle spice. Very bright and vibrant. On the palate, tight and precise, with flavours of verbena, chamomile, and kiwifruit. Quite young still, but this should age beautifully. Our first vintage working with clay vessels, and the results are fascinating: the giare provide focus and clarity, while the barrels lend richness and opulence. The combination seems better than either component on its own.

Certification: Organic, Biodynamic

Alcohol: 13.5%

Varietal: Chardonnay

Region: North Canterbury, New Zealand

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