“The Full Monty” Chardonnay 2016

full monty chardonnay 16Tasting Notes

A smooth complex Chardonnay. Stonefruit, butterscotch, cream and warm oak. “Old school” Gisborne style.

Wine Information

  • Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Chardonnay

Chronology

  • Harvest Date: March 16
  • Bottling Date: February 17
  • Release Date: April 17

Winemaker Notes

This wine was fermented in Flextank barrels under temperature control. This wine has undergone full malolactic fermentation with American and French oak additions to add to complexity and structure.

Viticulture Notes

Chardonnay was machine harvested in excellent condition from Hamish & Leslynne Jackson’s vineyard in Patutahi.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Residual Sugar: 2.0
  • TA: 5.6
  • ph: 3.51
  • Cellaring: 3-4 years

Awards

  • 4 stars Bob Campbell
  • 4 stars Raymond Chan
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