Lawson's Dry Hills Chardonnay 2009

Winemaker: Marcus Wright / Rebecca Wiffen.
Alcohol: 14.5%  pH: 3.27  RS: 3.0g/L  
TA: 6.9g/L  Brix: 24.6

Low yielding Mendoza clone Chardonnay from our Chaytors Road vineyard were harvested in perfect condition, with a beautiful golden colour, bright citrus flavours and crisp acidity. After gentle pressing, the juice was fermented in a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barriques. Malolactic fermentation and ten months maturation in barrel has resulted in a wine displaying depth, complexity and impressive concentration. Grapefruit, vanvilla and nutty characters are matched with fine acidity and lovely minerality giving this wine great balance and length.


This wine will age nicely through to 2015, developing toasty aged characters and greater complexity.

Food Match

Enjoy with roasted zucchini and eggplant pasta.

Tasting Note & accolades (PDF)

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Awards & Reviews Tasting

WOW! Lawson's Dry Hills are never in a hurry to release their Chardonny and this highlights why. It is fresh and vibrant with bright notes on the nose and a palate full of juicy peaches and big forward oak. Complexity is provided by the elements of vanilla and spice. Its long and extremely satisfying. NOW IN LIMITED SUPPLY.

Dish Magazine

A very well made wine with a nose featuring toasted buttered scone notes and a tasty, flavourful mouthfeel that is not overly rich. "Good fruit conentration, elegant, showy and stylish"- were common descriptions from our judges, who were impressed by the citrus element on the finish.

Cuisine Magazine

BEST BUY - Deep straw in colour and offering soft, lifted, toasted scents. This smooth operator is ageing gracefully, the fruit and oak are locked in a seamless embrace, while brioche, spice and mineral notes are in harmony.


Mid yellow colour. A complex, appealing nose raises the anticipation. A nice combo of fruit and nut characters on the palate; lemon and citrus along with peach, quince and roated almonds. Good concentration of flavours with a good degree of complexity, showing toast and nuts right through the finish.

Royal Easter Wine Show 2013 - GOLD MEDAL

Other Vintages

Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2013
Lawson's Dry Hills Chardonnay 2008
Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2007
Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Chardonnay 2014

Sustainable Winegrowing International Wine Competition Trophy Decanter International Trophy

Awarded the world’s best Sauvignon Blanc producer in 2013

Lawson’s Dry Hills is on Alabama Road, Blenheim, Marlborough.

Our cellar door is open daily from 10am until 5pm, seven days a week during the summer, we are closed on all Public Holidays and winter weekends during June/July/August/September. Call us on +64 3 578 7674 or email

Licence # 052/OFF/023/2016
exp. 03/07/2019 

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