Ashwood Estate Gisborne Chardonnay 2012

The Ashwood Estate Chardonnay aims to continue the great reputation that Gisborne-grown Chardonnay has had for over three decades. ‘Ashwood’ is the top-flight wine label of Murray MacPhail, third-generation Gisborne farmer who under his ‘Leaderbrand’ company is the region’s largest land user, horticultural supplier and grape-grower. Murray has had the two of the region’s top winemakers, Steve Voysey and Nick Nobilo make his Chardonnay and Pinot Gris respectively to go to the head of the market. The wines have begun to do so. The 2012 Chardonnay follows the multi gold and trophy-winning 2010 vintage and is also made by Steve, who is building greater elegance and longevity into the Gisborne style, with the contemporary complexities that are proving to be immensely popular now. Here is my review of the wine.


  • Ashwood Estate Gisborne Chardonnay 2012

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