Lawson's Dry Hills
Reserve Chardonnay 2013

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14%  pH: 3.32  RS: 1.5g/L  
TA: 7.8g/L  Brix: 23.6 - 24.4

We are lucky enough to have a great site for growing Chardonnay on our Chaytors Road vineyard. Not a big block, but perfectly formed with stoney silt soils, planted with the Mendoza clone. These grapes are always small, high in acid and intensely flavoured. In the winery we barrel ferment the juice in new (25%) and older French oak barriques , before allowing the wine to go through malolactic fermentation. The resulting wine has a beautiful mixture of citrus, stonefruit and mealy characters with wonderful focus provided by the bright natural acidity.

Cellaring

Up to ten years

Food Match

Robust savoury dishes with cream and garlic to suit this outstanding wine.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Bottle Price: $26.00Buy Now
Case Price (6 bottles): $156.00Buy Now
Now released

Awards & Reviews

Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015 - GOLD MEDAL

Wine NZ Magazine - Autumn 2015 - Four Stars

Ripe peach fruit is laced with plenty of toasty oak in Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay, which finishes on a bright citrus note.

International Wine Challenge (Tranche 1) 2015 - Bronze medal

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Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2012