“NZ Chardonnay is generally hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed & barrel-fermented. Mouth-filling, with concentrated citrus & tropical fruit, balanced by crisp acidity & refined minerality. The warmer NZ regions typically yield full to medium bodied wines with round, rich flavours, whilst the cooler South Island regions tend to produce medium to light bodied styles with greater acidity, minerality & fresh citrus flavours.” This is a bright clear medium+ lemon colour wine with some golden hues, wide rim and some tears on the glass. On the nose it is clean with developing, pronounced intensity aromas suggesting orange, grapefruit, vanilla, melon, honeysuckle, wet stones, lychee, mango, pear and red apple. On the palate it is dry, with medium+ acidity, medium+ alcohol level, medium+ body and pronounced flavor intensity, displaying orange, grapefruit, vanilla, melon, honeysuckle, lychee, grapefruit, wet stones, mango, pear and red apple. The ripe fruit and delicate sweetness are balanced by a zesty acidity and generous alcohol. Its texture is fleshy for a well-defined wine. Its length is medium+. The quality is very good for a well-balanced, rich in concentration and with good complexity wine of medium+ length. Great to drink now but could age 5-10 years. Typical New world delicate, not very ‘toasted’ Chardonnay. Would love it with fish dishes or grilled chicken.