Beautiful hand-crafted wines from Gisborne, New Zealand

TW Reserve (Black Label) Chardonnay

Wine Name

TW Reserve (Black Label) Chardonnay 2013

Vintage 2013
Release Price $27.00
Release Date May 2014
Harvest Date 22/3/2013
Bottling Date 25/2/14
Grape Variety Chardonnay
Region Gisborne – Golden Slope
Description Complex aromas of mango, apricot and hazelnuts with cream, introduce this wine. Superbly elegant this wine exhibits flavours of golden apricot, nectarine and delicate nutty oak. Wonderfully integrated, these flavours linger long after the wine is enjoyed.
Full Tasting Note
-Colour
-Aroma-Palate
Bright pale lemon, with complex aromas of mango, apricot and creamy hazelnut. Superbly elegant, this wine is brimming with flavours of golden apricot, nectarine and delicate nutty oak. The palate is silken and balanced, with true fruit flavours of Chardonnay supported with hints of sweet nutty oak.
Winemaker Anita Ewart-Croy
Winemakers Notes-Harvest-Vinification-Fermentation Carefully hand harvested in the cool of the morning after a spectacular summer in Gisborne, the perfect grapes for this wine were gently whole bunch pressed before the juice was cooled and slightly clarified in tank. The juice was then transferred to a mixture of French and American barriques where a selection of yeasts were added to provide a complex expression of both fruit and oak. After a select portion of the blend had completed Malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in oak for another 9 months and then gently fined with fresh skim milk prior to filtration and bottling.
pH 3.42

Alcohol Content

13.5%

Residual Sugar

3.35 g/L

Total Acidity

6.73g/L

Brix at Harvest

23
Cellaring Recommendation Wonderful drinking now, this wine has a superbly balanced palate which will be best enjoyed within the next five years.

Food Match

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