2019 Chardonnay from a 16 year old Biogro certified organic vineyard in the Brancott Valley, Marlborough.
Dry grown on clay soils, the wine is from an even mix of C195 and Mendoza clones. Hand harvested, whole bunch pressed and wild fermented in stainless steel.
The majority was then transferred into French oak barriques for maturation and natural malolactic fermentation, with a small portion kept back in stainless steel to retain freshness.
13% alc/vol. Contains sulphites.
Stylistically the wine is a crisp, mineral and steely Chardonnay. The oak impression is light, the wine has weight, acidity and tension. It's easy to drink, salivating and fresh.
As 'natural' wines go this wine is beautifully clean and clear too, making it a perfect choice for your more conservative wine drinker or someone on the fence about organic natural wines.
We are now offering our packaging-free natural wines for online delivery.
We work closely with wineries up and down the country to bring you organic, natural wines straight from the winery to our store, and offer them to you on tap, packaging free.
We fill to order, and fill into sturdy, heavy-duty 750ml swing top bottles that you can later reuse. The wines are held under nitrogen and the bottles are pre-gassed before filling to prevent oxidation. We suggest opening the wine within 2-3 weeks of purchasing it and consuming the wine within 1-2 days of opening.
Once you've finished with the bottle pop back to either one of our stores (442 K' Road, Auckland or 177 Cuba Street, Wellington) for a refill, or use the bottles for other drinks, ferments, sauces, etc!