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Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2016, Villa Maria

  • 103688QC-STK
  • White
  • Chardonnay
  • 2013
  • 750 ml
Unavail.

Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2016, Villa Maria

  • 103688QC-STK
  • White
  • Chardonnay
  • 2013
  • 750 ml

Available format

Unité 2/CS 3/CS 6/CS 12/CS
Not available

Detailed info

Wine description

Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2016, Villa Maria
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Tasting notes

This elegant single vineyard Chardonnay from the Taylors Pass displays flavour profiles of citrus, white peach and almond with subtle integrated toasty oak enhancing the finish. In this mineral driven wine, hints of gun smoke complexity are blended with flavours of fresh lemon rind and brioche. The restrained yet present acid backbone defines this as a Marlborough cool climate Chardonnay.

Producer

VILLA MARIA

Vinification and aging

Fermentation : Mixture of natural and cultured yeats. Fermentation Vessel :100% barrel fermentation, 25% new french oak barriques & puncheons, 75% seasoned french oak barriques & puncheons. Maturation : 9 months on full yeast lees. Malolactic : Natural spring malolactic fermentation.

Terroir

The Taylors Pass Vineyard is located on the northern banks of the Awatere River valley in southern Marlborough. The climate in Marlborough has high sunshine hours, but temperatures during the growing season are regulated by the cooling ocean influence. Soils range from silt over gravels to stony gravels with large river stones that reflect heat back into the fruit zone consistently ripening intense concentrated fruit.

Vintage

2013

Variety

Chardonnay

Colour

White

Country

NEW ZEALAND

Region of production

South Island

Sub-Region

Marlborough