The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Tietjen’s vineyard in the Hexton Hills or ‘Golden Slope’ region in Gisborne. This vineyard was selected for a rich history in producing premium Chardonnay. Deep clay soils over a limestone base give ideal growing conditions for this Chardonnay. The clone is a selected Mendoza one, trained to two canes to limit yield and balance the vine. Exposure of the fruit to the sun is the basis of good Chardonnay growing, and during the year the vines were not only leaf plucked but also delateralised.
Pale straw with golden highlights.
Ripe melon and peach abound with butterscotch and fig notes.
A Gisborne favourite, This Chardonnay is rich, ripe fruit, with peach flavours and an inherent creaminess.
Seafood, light cheese, chicken or veal.