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Gibbston Valley China Terrace Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

$43.00 $38.70

Pale straw colour. The wine exhibits a fine balance between winemaking and viticultural influences. Golden peach, honeydew and barrel aromas come through on the nose. The palate unfulrls with beautiful delicacy, expanding generously yet with quiet grace. The impression is of finesse and elegance with layers of creamy fruit. A subtle minerality punctuates the finish. Best drinking in 2-5 years, but will cellar up to ten years.

SILVER MEDAL – New Zealand International Wine Show

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Description

Fruit is encouraged to ripe evenly, and picked when flavours are in the citrus / peach / mineral spectrum. The winemaking is simple: handpicked fruit is very gently pressed to a maximum yield of 550 L/tonne, then sent immediately to barrel on full solids for fermentation. Fermentation and MLF (100%) are indigineous. A mixture of barriques and puncheons is used to moderate oak influence; overall, 25% new oak is used. The wine spends 10 months total in oak.

Alcohol: 14%

RS: 2 g/l

TA: 8 g/l

pH 3.24

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Weight 100 kg
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Gibbston Valley

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