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VillaMaria CellarSelection Gisborne Chardonnay 2016

Cellar Selection

Gisborne Chardonnay

Classically Gisborne in style, this Chardonnay reveals concentrated melon and stone fruit characters enhanced with complex brioche and vanillin notes from oak barrique fermentation and maturation on yeast lees. Its full bodied palate unfolds layers of fruit and subtle mealy flavours which last through to the long finish.

$17.99

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Tasting Notes

Classically Gisborne in style, this Chardonnay reveals concentrated melon and stone fruit characters. These are enhanced with complex brioche and vanillin notes from oak barrique fermentation and maturation on yeast lees. Its full-bodied palate unfolds layers of fruit and subtle mealy flavours which last through to the long finish.

Download full tasting notes: 2016

Food Pairing

A great match with most white meats particularly pork, rich seafood dishes and cheeses. Also highly enjoyable on its own.

Vineyards and Winemaking

The 2016 Gisborne season was characterised by a cool start followed by a combination of very warm Feb/March temperatures and some sporadic early vintage rain events. Overall this was an excellent season for Chardonnay. Clones 95, Mendoza and cl15 from several vineyard sites throughout the
Gisborne region feature.

VINEYARDS: McDiarmidHill, Egan, Rafferty, Tietjin, Ledger

FRUIT HANDLING: 85% Handpicked, 15% Machine harvested

FERMENTATION: 100% barrel fermented in French and Hungarian oak
including 35% new. 60% completed malolactic.

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