MISSION ESTATE WINERY Chardonnay Reserve - This Chardonnay was sourced off selected blocks from Ohiti Road and Church Road. The crop loads were on the whole fairly light, around seven tonnes per hectare. These blocks are all on the Mendoza or 15 clones. The vines vary between 10 and 20 years of age, are low cropping and have the best flavour fruit development. Very rich with a fine structure with forward fruit and a long clean finish. The texture is quite weighty in style. As always with our Reserve Chardonnay styles this wine has a fine finish showing great persistence and freshness.
Colour; Pale gold Nose; Aromas are complex and sweet showing toasty stone fruit notes with hints of tropical fruit and citrus peel Food Match; Fish, chicken, veal, grilled vegetables and canapŽs Vinification; The handpicked fruit is whole cluster pressed and the machine harvested fruit crushed normally. The pressing is light to achieve low extraction from the skins and ensure a wine with delicate and subtle nuances. The juice was barrel fermented, partly with indigenous yeasts in French oak, 18% new. Barrel ageing on the yeast lees has given optimum oak integration and complexity. 50% of the wine went through MLF Ageing; Drink now, up to 5 years from vintage
Volume: 750 mLs
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
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