Blackenbrook Chardonnay 2012

Blackenbrook Chardonnay 2012

Blackenbrook Chardonnay 2012

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  • sustainable production

Pure pineapple and citrus flavours are enhanced with a seasoning of oak and bran biscuits to produce this supple and complex Blackenbrook Chardonnay 2012.  A hint of minerality adds extra class.

Ideal serving temperature: 15°C


4 Stars or 87/100 from Bob Campbell MW
Stylish Nelson Chardonnay with nectarine, guava, peach and pineapple fruit flavours together with a seasoning of nutty/toasty characters from barrel fermentation/maturation and yeast lees contact. Appealing, rounded wine with bright flavours and a lingering finish.

  • From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand
  • Weather Conditions:  A wet and cool spring reduced our crop levels considerably.  Summer was marked by high rainfall and incredible canopy growth.   Luckily a stunning Indian Summer followed, bringing along good ripeness and fantastic flavour development.
  • Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
  • 100% fruit from our Home block
  • Clones:  Mendoza, Gm 2/23, UCD 15, Cl 95
  • Hand-picked on 17 April
  • 24.5 Brix
  • Whole bunch pressed
  • Gravity-fed from press area to main winery
  • Fermentation in one- and two-year old oak barrels
  • Ageing for 12 months in barrels in temperature controlled barrel room
  • French and American oak
  • Extended lees contact with gentle lees stirring on a regular basis
  • Partial malolactic fermentation
  • Minimal pumping
  • Gentle filtration in a single pass from cloudy to sterile
  • Bottled on 31 July 2013 using Light-Weight Bottles to reduce our Carbon Footprint
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Vegan Wine


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