Beautiful hand-crafted wines from Gisborne, New Zealand

TW Gold Chardonnay

Wine Name

TW Gold Chardonnay 2010

Vintage 2010
Release Price $32.00
Release Date 28 April 2013
Harvest Date 20 March 2010
Bottling Date 27 January 2011
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Region Gisborne
Description The nose of this wine is a banquet of sweet stonefruit, nuts and cream. Aromas of golden flesh peaches, wild flowers, pineapple, hazelnut and hints of cream hint of the luscious flavours to come. Brimming with the same flavours, the palate is elegant, lengthy and reminiscent of fresh brioche with peach preserve.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
Brilliant pale gold, the nose of this wine is a banquet of sweet stonefruit, nuts and cream. Aromas of golden flesh peaches, wild flowers, pineapple, hazelnut and hints of cream hint of the luscious flavours to come. Brimming with the same flavours, the palate is elegant, lengthy and reminiscent of fresh brioche with apricot preserve. Balanced acidity on the finish ensures these flavours linger in the mouth maximising enjoyment.
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation Harvested in the cool of the morning, the Chardonnay for this wine was quickly transported to the press and the juice gently extracted while still cool. After settling slightly, the juice was then transferred to a mixture of French and American barriques for fermentation and maturation. A variety of yeasts were selected to maximise both fruit expression and palate texture. Individual barrels were then selected for malolactic fermentation to give balanced creaminess without loss of balanced acidity. After blending the wine was carefully fined with fresh skim milk before filtration and bottling.
pH 3.54

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Residual Sugar

1.5g/L

Total Acidity

6.26g/L

Brix at Harvest

23.5
Cellaring Recommendation This wine shows good acidity and structure and should age for at least 3 – 5 years.

Food Match

Perfect with rich chicken and seafood dishes, with cheeses and summer meals.