Quarter Acre Chardonnay 2014$0.00
Subtle gun smoke, toast, lime and peach characters on the nose with lemon curd and a precise, taut palate
The wine is chalky, complex, mouth filling and packed with Hawke’s Bay.
From Doc’s Block by the sea at Haumoana, these vines are about 20 years old and have previously served up some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest Chardonnay grapes. Autumn 2014 was long warm and dry. Vine yield was kept below 2.0 kg per vine to ensure acid balance, flavour and intensity.
We whole bunch pressed hand-picked fruit and ran the juice straight to French oak barriques, around 60% of which were new. Wild ferment took a while to get underway, however once it got going it fermented hot and fast. Around 20% natural MLF took off in spring and the wine then rested on gross lees for around 11 months before it was bottled. With the mix of a moderate alcohol, low pH and bright acidity, this wine is going to age beautifully.
CATEGORY: White wine
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: New Zealand
UNITS PER: 6
BOTTLE SIZE: 75cl