The Matriarch Chardonnay 2019
Limited Stock only three per customer order available.
SOLD OUT- you smashed it!!!
Contact us to reserve some of our 2020 vintage available December 2020
The queen of white wine some say, and a Hawke’s Bay signature.
Our elevated inland site with its hot days and cool nights coupled with stony free draining soils enables us to produce Chardonnay with nice ripe white stone fruit and citrus aromatics. The Chardonnay vines are hand tended in Burgundian peasant fashion and selectively hand harvested by family and friends.
The 2019 vintage delivered beautifully ripe fruit that we whole bunch pressed to barrel for fermentation. Full malolactic fermentation was undertaken with regular lees stirring and this has delivered a big, old style, buttery, vanilla oak, ripe citrus and stone fruit flavored Chardonnay-delicious
The numbers: at harvest 31st March 2019 23.8 brix, pH 3.31, TA 6.89. ABV 13.5%
Ideally matched with seafood or chicken, but try it with some Asian influenced dishes- you will be rewarded.