Valli Waitaki Chardonnay 2018
$80.00 inc. GST
20.0/20 – Raymond Chan (2015 vintage)
Tasting Notes: The 2018 growing season was unusually warm and settled in the Waitaki resulting in a very early harvest. This wine is more textural and tropical than the previous vintages, yet it retains that classic “limey” acidity that we see in all our Waitaki wines. It has aromas of lemon curd, lime, pineapple, and baked biscuits with a hint of nutmeg. On the palate there is a beautiful balance of texture from fermentation on full solids with lees stirring that is complemented by great length derived from the limestone-centric soils. Made in tiny quantities, this is a young wine that unfolds in the glass and will continue to develop elegantly.
Winemaking Notes: Harvested between 9th and 17th April 2018, from 7-11 year old vines. 100% whole bunch, 22% New Oak, 12 months in barrel. Unfiltered. 2200 bottles total production.
Region: Waitaki Valley, North Otago, New Zealand