Blackenbrook Chardonnay 2017

Blackenbrook Chardonnay 2017

Blackenbrook Chardonnay 2017

$22.90 NZD

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  • 4 Stars Michael Cooper
  • 4 Stars Winestate
  • Certified Vegan
  • sustainable production

seductively supple and luscious wine that delivers a seamless blend of pineapple, bran and nutty toasty oak flavours.  

Ideal serving temperature: 15°C

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan wine, certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Vegetarian Society  

Reviews:

4 Stars Michael Cooper:
Light lemon/green, this Chardonnay is full-bodied and smooth, with citrus and stone-fruit flavours, showing good complexity, mealy notes, a slightly creamy texture, and lots of drink-young appeal.

4 Stars Winestate Magazine Oct 2019
Drinking well now, this generous wine was hand-picked and matured for a year in American and French oak casks. Fragrant and full-bodied, it has citrus and stone-fruit flavours, mealy, savoury notes adding complexity, and a smooth, slightly creamy finish.

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan wine, certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Vegetarian Society

Weather Conditions:
Regular rain fall in spring and early summer promoted a vibrant and lush canopy.
A warm and dry February made for excellent ripening conditions but just a few days before harvest it was back to rain.

Fortunately we got a few more sunny days and with the help of our amazing picking team we managed to bring the crop in safely just hours before cyclone Debbie hit the region – once again extremely lucky!

Viticulture

• Single Vineyard: 100% fruit from our 16 year old Home block
• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
• Clones: Mendoza, Gm 2/23, UCD 15, Cl 95


• Manual shoot thinning, leaf plucking and crop reduction
• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 30 March 2017


Winemaking
• Extremely gentle winemaking: Whole bunch pressed, gravity-fed from press area to main winery, cool fermentation, partially barrel-fermented, extended lees contact, minimal pumping

• 12 months in oak barrels (225L – 500L)
• 41% French oak, 59% American oak
• 12% new oak
• 60% malolactic fermentation
• Bottled on 12 July 2018 in light-weight bottles to reduce our carbon footprint
• Screw capsules, 14.0% alcohol

 

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