Lawson's Dry Hills
Reserve Chardonnay 2015

Region: Marlborough
Winemaker: Marcus Wright/Rebecca Wiffen
Alcohol: 14%  pH: 3.5  RS: 1.5g/L  
TA: 6.2g/L  Brix: 22.7 - 24.8

Our Chaytors Road vineyard with its free draining alluvial soils with a high proportion of gravel, produces consistently great Chardonnay. Once optimum ripeness was achieved , we handpicked and gently pressed the grapes into French oak barriques (25% new) for fermentation with wild yeast. The resulting wine is a grand melange of fragrant oak, bright citrus flavours and wonderful yeast derived mealy characters. The palate is full and round yet retains a focused acidity.


Four to six years

Food Match

Suited to richer dishes - Chargrilled white meats, poached salmon, scallops, creamy mild curries. Our pick is - Roasted pumpkin risotto

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

Bottle Price: $28.00Buy Now
Case Price (6 bottles): $168.00Buy Now

Awards & Reviews

Bob Campbell MW - 93 points

Rich and quite oaky Chardonnay with reasonably strong white peach, root ginger, grapefruit, bran biscuit and hazelnut flavours supported by tangy acidity. A weighty wine with the volume turned. Should develop well in the bottle.

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2013
Lawson's Dry Hills Reserve Chardonnay 2014