This is a mineral-driven wine style, showcasing complex aromas of lemon rind, gun smoke and brioche that are distinctive characteristics from the Taylors Pass Vineyard.
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This is a mineral-driven wine style, showcasing complex aromas of lemon rind, gun smoke and brioche that are distinctive characteristics from the Taylors Pass Vineyard. This elegant Chardonnay expresses flavour profiles of grapefruit, white peach and almond with subtle integrated oak enhancing the restrained seamless finish.
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Vineyards and Winemaking
The Taylors Pass Vineyard is located on the northern banks of the Awatere Valley in southern Marlborough. Soils range from silt over gravels, to stony gravels, with large river stones that reflect heat back into the fruit zone consistently ripening concentrated fruit. Generally, the Awatere Valley is cool and windy, however, this single vineyard site is sheltered resulting in a very warm Meso-climate allowing grapes to easily achieve physiological ripeness in this cool climate sub-region of Marlborough.
96 points - Smoky, earthy and mineral led bouquet. Complex and alluring. A great wine on the palate - dry, layers of spice and fruit, medium+ acidity, weighty and creamy. White peach and lemon, nectarine and red apple. Wood spice and wood smoke. Complex, layered, long. Drink now and through 2030.Cameron Douglas MS