Beautiful hand-crafted wines from Gisborne, New Zealand

TW Estate Chardonnay (unoaked)

Wine Name

TW Estate Chardonnay (unoaked) 2013

Vintage 2013
Release Price $17.00
Release Date November 2013
Harvest Date 18/03/2013
Bottling Date September 2013
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Region Gisborne – Golden Slope
Description Perfumed with notes of golden apricot and jasmine with hints of cream. The palate offers flavours of ripe apricot and mandarin with hints of nectarine. Wonderfully bright on the finish with lingering flavours of nectarine syrup.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
Bright pale lemon, this Chardonnay is perfumed with notes of golden apricot and jasmine with hints of cream. The silken palate offers flavours of ripe apricot and mandarin with hints of nectarine. Wonderfully bright on the finish, flavours of stonefruit continue with lingering flavours of nectarine syrup.
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation Harvested in the cool of the morning at optimal ripeness, the fruit for this wine was quickly transported to the winery where the juice was extracted while still cool. After further cooling and slight clarification, the wine was fermented using careful temperature control and aromatic yeast. Partial malolactic fermentation contributes a slight fullness to the palate while allowing the ripe fruit flavours to shine through. Fined with traditional agents of fresh skim milk and isinglass before filtration and bottling.
pH 3.6

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Residual Sugar

3 g/L

Total Acidity

7.12g/L

Brix at Harvest

23.2
Cellaring Recommendation Wonderful drinking now, this wine has great balanced acidity and freshness which will allow it to be enjoyed over the next five years or more.

Food Match

Enjoy this wine with your favourite fresh seafood, full flavoured chicken dishes and the wonderful flavours of antipasti.