Te Mania Chardonnay 2016
Regular price $24.99 NZD
The Nelson region has established a strong reputation for this classic variety producing many top award winning wines. Te Mania Chardonnay is an elegant wine made with just a little oak to compliment and show case the fresh fruity flavours. It can be enjoyed on its own or with a wide variety of dishes. It’s particularly good with seafood and white meat dishes.
Tasting: Nectarine and ripe citrus/grapefruit characters with some light oak aromas. Delicious ripe stonefruit with hints of citrus on a full palate with a silky texture and a light background of French oak. The palate has appealing weight, texture and a long fresh finish.
Wine Making: After pressing, the juice was wild fermented in French oak barrels (10% new). During time in barrel the lees were stirred once a week for 4 months to add texture and complexity to the wine. The wine was allowed to go 70% through a secondary malolactic fermentation.
Certified Organic: Asure Quality.
Diet: Suitable for a vegan diet.
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%, Acidity 5.8 g/L, Residual Sugar 0 g/L
SILVER - NZ International Wine Awards 2017
SILVER - NZ Organic Wine Awards 2018
The inviting bouquet shows mango, rockmelon, mandarin and lemon zest characters with subtle vanilla complexity. The palate is succulent and flavoursome, and displays excellent fruit weight and creamy texture, finishing long and attractive. This is beautifully fruited with elegant oak infusion, making it immediately appealing. 91 points, 4 ½ Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2017