Matahiwi ‘Holly’ ‘South Series’ Wairarapa Chardonnay 2017

Chardonnay from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 18-Jun-2018
Bright, pale, lemon-hued gold colour, lighter edged. The nose is very fresh and bright with vibrantly aromatic aromas of yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit, unfolding lifted oak vanillins and nutty detail, with some creamy barrel-ferment elements. The nose is fine and refreshing in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a refined and elegantly concentrated core with tightly bound flavours of citrus fruit and yellow stonefruits, along with subtle nutty and creamy barrel-ferment density. The fruit vibrancy is enhanced by fragrant, lifted oak. The mouthfeel is poised with fresh acidity balancing the fruit depth. This has freshness and vitality, and carries to a taut, sustained finish of citrus fruits, nuts and oak. This is a youthfully fresh and finely elegantly concentrated Chardonnay with stonefruit and citrus fruit, along with subtle nutty oak on a palate with vitality. Match with seafood, poultry and pork over the next 4-5 years. Clones 95 and Mendoza fruit from the ‘Home’ block, vines planted in 2013, hand-picked and fully barrel fermented with high solids, partially by indigenous yeasts to 13.0% alc., the wine aged 11 months in 30% new French oak, undergoing batonnage and 80% MLF. 18.5-/20 Jun 2018 RRP $33.99

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