Aurulent Chardonnay 2021 750ml
ELEGANT, RICH & COMPLEX BARREL AGED CHARDONNAY
Beautiful intense citrus fruits interwoven with fine French oak and a lovely bready, yeasty character. Soft, fine, creamy & textural palate with a refreshingly dry, lemon pith and saline finish. A complex wine that continues to unfold.
2021 was typical of a classic Hawke’s Bay summer. Warm sunny days with cool nights produced Chardonnay with a beautiful intensity of fruit and fine acid line definitely worthy of cellaring. As autumn approached the season became cooler yet remained dry providing ideal ripening conditions overall.
72% Kokako, Ohiti Valley and 28% Askerne & Ascot, Havelock North
Hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, natural ferment, 100% malo-lactic fermentation, aged in barrel on lees 8 months, new (28%) and old French oak, individual barrel selection to taste. Unfined & light filtration. pH 3.30 TA 7.0g/L Alc 13.5 %v/v
5 STARS Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wines – Michael Cooper- Wine Writer
94/100 The Real Review – Bob Campbell- Master of Wine
Price based on case of any 15x 750ml bottles, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.