CV Chardonnay Viognier 2014

cv 14Tasting Notes

An inviting smooth complex wine. Ripe stonefruit, butterscotch and a creamy finish. Enjoy!

Wine Information

  • Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo, Tim Ovenden, Andrew Gillespie
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Chardonnay, Viognier

Chronology

  • Harvest Date: March 14
  • Bottling Date: March 2015
  • Release Date: May 2015

Winemaker Notes

The Chardonnay was fermented in barrels under temperature control. The wine then underwent full malolactic fermentation.

The Viognier was fermented in old barrels. French oak staves were added to both the Chardonnay and Viognier. The wine was then blended to produce a balanced fruity wine with some oak and malolactic complexity.

Viticulture Notes

Chardonnay was machine harvested in Patutahi. Viognier was hand harvested in Patutahi.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 13.9%
  • Residual Sugar: 5.0 g/l
  • Total Acidity: 6.3
  • ph: 3.45
  • Cellaring: 2-3 years

Awards

  • High Bronze – Gisborne Regional Wine Awards 2015