Region: Rapaura, Wairua Plains, Marlborough, New Zealand.
Tasting Notes: Lemon curd, mandarin and biscuity notes show on the nose while the palate is creamy and elegant with notes of freshly baked dough. There is a clean acidity ﬁnely balanced with a mineral style and a lengthy ﬁnish.
Technical: Contains sulphites. BioGro certified organic.
Winemaker: Allan McWilliams.
Accolades: NZ Organic Wine Awards 2020 Library Stock - 5/5 stars
"The very lively 2015 vintage (4.5*) was made from Chardonnay, estate grown in The Corners Vineyard at Rapaura, in Marlborough. Hand-picked and fermented in a mix of old oak (30 per cent) and stainless steel (70 per cent) barrels, it was disgorged after two years on its yeast lees. Bright, light lemon/green, with a fragrant, citrusy bouquet, it is vigorous, with strong, grapefruit-like flavours, gently yeast notes adding complexity, and a crisp, unusually dry (4 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Certified organic." - Michael Cooper, 4.5/5 stars
"It's wonderfully complex and seductively expressed on the nose showing white flesh nectarine, rockmelon, lemon peel and brioche characters. The palate offers terrific concentration and depth, superbly enhanced by creamy texture and bright acidity, leading to a lengthy expansive finish. Stylish and immensely appealing. At its best: now to 2024. Certified organic." - Sam Kim, 95/100 points