Background: A family- owned vineyard located some 40 miles from Christchurch, situated on north facing sun drenched terraces along the Waipara River. At Waipara West they do not use insecticides, residual herbicides or artificial fertilizer. Only hand -picked grapes from their own vineyards are used for their wines. Described as more European in style than New World.
Grape Varietal: 100% hand-picked Chardonnay grapes from five different parcels followed by Malolactic fermentation and nine months in barrel.
Country of Origin: New Zealand
Tasting Notes: Ripe stone fruits, charred citrus, flinty Gunsmoke with underlying apple blossoms and honeysuckle. Understated oak influence coupled with our typical salt crust finish. A wine full of character.
Food Suggestion: Serve with mild, buttery or creamy dishes. Enjoy with meaty fish such as halibut, or cod Or subtly flavored seasoned poultry and pork dishes.