Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Growing Region: Martinborough, New Zealand
Owner / Winemaker: Roger Parkinson

I look forward to tasting each new vintage of Roger's wines, as not only does he give them nothing but the best attention. His wines are a true reflection and expression of the vintage, growing season and of the vineyard from which they are grown.
Plus with the added dimension of mature vine age and character that Roger carefully retains and lifts with deft winemaking choices.

 

The rich personality of this wine was crafted by having 100% of the fruit barrel fermented in tight-grained French oak barriques with approx 20% being new. Half of the wine went through malolactic fermentation - and all barrels were lee-stirred by hand monthly for a period of 10 months to give palate complexity and richness.
In the glass you have a green, gold colour with a good shine to the surface. This wine has already developed a confident bouquet showing a rich, complex Martinborough Chardonnay with intense ripe stone fruit flavours. The palate has a thread of subtle oak, supporting the ripe fruit notes which are complemented by the malolactic and barrel fermentation characters. Giving the wine a full-bodied appearance and with natural acidity finishing clean and dry. Chill slightly and serve at 10-12°C.

Serve in a large glass with flavoursome cuisine.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking well now and over the coming summer; and over the next 3-4 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with grilled white meats, bbq vegetables and creamy cheeses, enjoy.