Beautiful hand-crafted wines from Gisborne, New Zealand

TW Estate Chardonnay Viognier

Wine Name

TW Estate Chardonnay Viognier 2013

Vintage 2013
Release Price $25.00
Release Date November 2013
Harvest Date March 2013
Bottling Date August 2013
Grape Variety Chardonnay/Viognier
Region Gisborne
Description The elegant perfume of sweet jasmine, ripe peach and crème caramel leads you toward a silky palate offering intense flavours of golden peach, ripe nectarine and cream. Incredibly moreish, this wine fills the mouth with flavour that lasts and lasts.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
Shiny pale lemon, this 50:50 blend of Chardonnay and Viognier has an elegant perfume of sweet jasmine, ripe peach and crème caramel. The silken palate offers flavours of golden peach, ripe nectarine and cream. Wonderfully velvety on the finish, flavours of stonefruit linger which are incredibly moreish!
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation Harvested in the cool of the morning at optimal ripeness, both varieties for this wine were quickly transported to the winery where the juice was extracted while still cool. The Chardonnay was fermented in stainless using careful temperature control to maximise delicate flavour and aroma, while the Viognier was fermented in mature barriques, offering texture and richness. Fined with traditional agents of fresh skim milk and isinglass before filtration and bottling.
pH 3.60

Alcohol Content

13.7%

Residual Sugar

1.4g/L

Total Acidity

6.7g/L

Brix at Harvest

Chardonnay = 23.2

Viognier = 24

Cellaring Recommendation Superb drinking now, this wine will become even more silken and rich with age. Cellar up to five years or more.

Food Match

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

 

Wine Name

TW Chardonnay Viognier 2013

Vintage 2013
Harvest Date Chardonnay: 22 March 2012; Viognier: 25 March 2012
Bottling Date September 2012
Grape Variety 40% Viognier and 60% Chardonnay
Region Gisborne
Description Wonderfully rich aromas of golden peaches, cream and hazelnut introduce this wine. The palate is equally appealing with a silken texture and flavours of peach, rock melon and hints of vanilla cream. The finish is clean with a touch of minerality.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
Bright, shining pale lemon, the nose of this wine immediately hints of the palate to follow. Wonderfully rich aromas of golden peaches, cream and hazelnut, evolve into the palate which is rich and silken in texture. Flavours of peach, rock melon and vanilla cream treat the mouth, while the finish is clean and vibrant.
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation Harvested separately in the cool of the morning, both Viognier and Chardonnay were crushed and destemmed to the press before being cooled as juice in tank. After gentle clarification the juice of the Chardonnay was racked to tank for cool fermentation followed by complete malolactic fermentation. The Viognier was transferred to mature French barriques for fermentation and lees ageing. An harmonious blend was achieved with 60% Chardonnay and 40% Viognier. The wine was gently fined and filtered prior to bottling.
pH 3.51

Alcohol Content

13%

Residual Sugar

0.26g/L

Total Acidity

6.42g/L

Brix at Harvest

22
Cellaring Recommendation This wine shows wonderful richness now, with full expression of fruit aroma and flavour. Enjoy within the next 5 years.

Food Match

Such a rich vibrant wine will match well with rich chicken dishes, salmon, and scallops. Enjoy with your favourite cheeses too!