Regionally, Chardonnay is a star performer – and a favourite of Greenhoughs. It is a variety which opens up a world of winemaking options and challenges. Ultimately though it is the character of the fruit itself which determines the most appropriate wine style. The role of the winemaker is to discover this character and allow it to shine.
Intrinsic to Greenhough Chardonnays are citrus fruits and a fine, mineral vitality. Site and low yields provide the fruit concentration and structure which supports subtle layers of complexity without veiling the restrained elegance and energy essential to these wines
“The youthful, lemon-scented 2017 vintage, grown at Hope, in the Morison and Greenhough vineyards, was barrel-fermented (16 percent new) and French oak-aged for 10 months. Bright, light lemon/green, it is fresh and citrusy, with peachy, biscuity notes adding complexity, a slightly minerally thread and obvious potential; best drinking 2020+” 4 Stars Michael Cooper
The 2018 vintage has provided ripe fruit flavours, balance and immediate drinkability. This style is influenced by the softer acidity of clone B95 which imparts charm and accessibility. The nose is deep rather than overt, with aromas of tangelo, apricot and subtle savoury bakery notes. There is a depth of mellow fruit on the front palate with excellent balance and integration of elements. A portion of Hope Vineyard clones UCD15 and Mendoza within the final blend contribute drive and palate length. Typically, citrus fruits are in evidence complimented by melon and yellow-fleshed fruits. A little new oak spice and creamy, barrel-ferment-derived richness compliments the ripe fruit flavours and adds a hint of phenolic/textural interest.
Buying optionsCase discounts will be applied at checkout for multiples of 6 (5%) and 12+ (10%) bottles, including mixed bottles, but excluding any already discounted wines.
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- ABV 13.5%
- Closure Stelvin
- Grape Chardonnay
- Region Nelson, New Zealand
- Bottle Size 75cl
- Vintage 2019
- Notes Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
- In Cellar Yes