Mid straw, with a gold hue and bright clarity.
White peach and nectarine fruit flavours, almond and cashew nut, with savoury oak char and mineral notes.
A medium bodied wine, with a soft palate and balanced acidity. The clean fruit and mineral flavours persist on the long, clean finish.
Our chardonnay is a perfect match for Mediterranean food, poultry dishes and veal. However, the fruit weight and acid balance make it versatile with most cuisine.
Try with Brie, Camembert, Gruyere or Parmesan.
VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING
Sea Level Vineyard
Coastal Highway, Mariri Nelson, New Zealand
Residual Sugar: 4.1g/L
Titratable Acidity: 6.2g/L
The season started with a very dry late winter and early spring. The temperatures were similar to the long term average, but varied greatly with a number of warm days followed by cold spells. Colder conditions over flowering resulted in average yields. In late December, the climate became very warm and dry, ideal conditions for ripening. The fruit was picked at optimum flavour levels, just before a period of heavy rain.