Lawson's Dry Hills
Reserve Chardonnay 2013
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.
Up to ten years
Robust savoury dishes with cream and garlic to suit this outstanding wine.
|Sold out at Cellar Door, Oct 2015.|
Awards & Reviews
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015 - GOLD MEDAL
Air New Zealand - International Business Class 2015.
Selected by Air New Zealand for the 2015 inflight international business class pouring program.
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.