Whitehaven Chardonnay 2013
You can now buy New Zealand's Whitehaven Chardonnay wine in Singapore! A great mix of fruits and oaky flavours, recognised by several international awards. We particularly liked this intense wine at a rather chilled temperature and even with a bit of ice, but don't get us wrong - it is close to perfect even without it! Go check it out!
- Name: Whitehaven Chardonnay
- Winemaker: Whitehaven Wine Company
- Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
- Techs: volume 750ml, year 2014, alcohol 14.0%, acidity 6.0, pH 3.30, residual sugar 2g/l
- Current Vivino rating is 4.0
- Awarded Gold at Royal Easter Show 2015
- Awarded Pure Silver at Air New Zealand Wine Show
- Awarded Silver at Marlborough Wine Show
Tasting notes and food pairing ideas:
Peach and nectarine stone fruit flavours with notes of hazelnut, butterscotch and oak char. A full bodied wine with a soft, seamless texture and finely balanced acidity to aid freshness. The primary fruit is supported by subtle notes from the oak and secondary malolactic fermentation. The wine has a long, clean finish. A perfect match for Mediterranean food, pork or chicken pies and creamy mushroom pastas.
Best enjoyed in the first 3 or 4 years following vintage, but the wine has the structure and closure to allow continued development with careful cellaring. The fruit was hand-picked and whole cluster pressed. The heavy pressings were kept separate to minimise phenolics. The juice was lightly settled prior to inoculation for fermentation. Halfway through fermentation the juice was transferred to French oak barrels of which 26% were new. Malo-lactic fermentation was carried out on all of the barrels and the lees stirred regularly during the 11 months maturation to aid texture and richness on the palate.
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