Te Mania Reserve Chardonnay 2018
Regular price $33.99 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 manual viticulture from bud running, leaf plucking and thinning encourage optimum ripeness and flavour development. The grapes for the Reserve Chardonnay were hand picked and whole bunch pressed in order to achieve the finest quality juice. The juice was then wild yeast fermented in a selection of French oak barriques (30% new oak) where the wines lees were stirred once per month and aged for 11 months before blending and bottling. A partial 50% malolactic fermentation has added to the complexity of the finished wine.
Diet: this wine is suitable for a vegan diet.
Certified organic: Asure Quality.
Analysis: Alcohol 14%, Residual Sugar ˂ 1g/L, Acidity 6.1g/L
Fabulously fruited and wonderfully complex, the inviting bouquet shows golden peach, fig, nougat and cedar characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is succulent and supple. The wine offers terrific fruit power together with seductive oak nuances, beautifully complemented by creamy texture and refreshing acidity.
94 points, 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2019