Te Mania Reserve Chardonnay 2016
Regular price $29.99 NZD
Te Mania’s premier white wine produced in seasons where fruit quality achieves an exceptional standard.In making this wine we have selected only the finest fruit from our best vineyard.
Tasting: A rich nose with marmalade, ripe grapefruit, cedary oak and biscuity characters. Full, rich, sweet palate with ripe, concentrated fruit backed by generous oak. Some savoury/biscuity characters with toasty vanilla and a touch of nuttiness. Powerful, complex and well-weighted with a round, creamy, lingering finish.
Wine Making: Intensive viticulture, including Scott Henry trellising and hand leaf plucking, ensured maximum exposure of the grapes to the sun and encouraged optimum ripeness and flavour development. The grapes were gentle pressed to get the finest quality juice. The juice was then fermented in a selection of oak barrels (25% new oak) where the wines lees where stirred once per month and aged for 11 months before blending, filtration and bottling. Full malolactic fermentation has added to the complexity of the finished wine.
Diet: Suitable for a vegan diet.
Analysis: Alcohol 13.5%, Acidity 6.0 g/L
GOLD MEDAL - Sakura Wine Awards