Wild Earth Wines
There is an enticing combination of freshly squeezed lemon, melon, and pineapple on the nose with a touch of vanilla bean and ginger. The palate is energetic, zesty, and pure with a delightful creamy texture and a long, lingering finish. Zingy citrus gives the wine great focus, and the lovely integrated oak gives ample structure to this memorable Chardonnay. Uniquely textured and fresh in its youth, this wine should develop beautifully for 9+ years.
Awards and reviews:
94 pts, 5 stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2021
93 points, excellent - Cameron Douglas MS, Feb 2021
4.5 stars - Winestate Magazine (Michael Cooper), March 2021
91 points, 4 stars - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, March 2021
18+/20 pts, 4 stars - Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Feb 2021
Wine making notes
The Chardonnay grapes came from 2 elevated vineyards in the Pisa subregion, situated at 260m and 350m. Clones 548, Mendoza and B95 are used. The grapes were hand harvested respectively on the 12th and 17th April 2020. The wine was whole bunch pressed and fermented with wild yeasts on full solids which adds both richness and complexity to the wine. The wine is fermented and aged for 10 months in 10% new French oak from the premium Troncais forest in France; the rest in older French oak. Minimal stirring and partial malolactic fermentation gives the wine a balance of creamy texture and great drive.
Price based on case of any 12 wines, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.