Valli Waitaki Chardonnay 2021

$85.00 inc. GST

20.0/20 – Raymond Chan (2015 vintage)

Tasting Notes: “The limestone-rich soils influence both the shape and the flow of this wine with exquisite harmony between the tautly textured mid-palate and the racy acidity that increases the length. The nose is immediately fresh and complex with lemon juice, green apple, candied zest, and a distinctive savoury note that is derived from the high solids fermentation. The wine is a juxtaposition of intensity and subtlety with real fruit purity at the core. Made in tiny quantities, this wine is immediately intriguing and should continue to evolve for 12+ years.” – Jen Parr

Winemaking Notes: Harvested on 9th April 2021, from 10 year old vines. 100% whole bunch, 20% new oak. 756 bottles total production. This was an early harvest of exceptional quality and miniscule volumes. The small bunches were hand-harvested and whole bunch pressed for gentle extraction. The pressed juice was homogenized and put directly to barrel without settling in order to benefit from the full solids during fermentation. The wine was fermented in French oak barriques (20% new) with weekly stirring through malolactic fermentation. It was blended at 11.5 months and bottled without filtration. Natural sediment may occur.

Alcohol: 13.5%

Variety: Chardonnay

Region: Waitaki Valley, North Otago, New Zealand

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