Vavasour Awatere Valley Chardonnay 2014

Vavasour

Chardonnay

Vavasour

Complex and elegant, the 2014 Chardonnay delivers lovely citrus, nectarine and apricot notes balanced by toasty French oak. The palate is rich and expressive with the stony minerality found in all of Vavasour'swhite wines. The fruit for the 2014 Chardonnay is composed of estate fruit from Vavasour's Home Vineyard, as well as a premiere grower vineyard in the Awatere Valley. After handpicking, the fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak barriques (30% new) using indigenous yeast. Vavasour Chardonnay is made from a mix of Clone 95 (for elegance) and Mendoza (for richness). The wine was aged in...
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Complex and elegant, the 2014 Chardonnay delivers lovely citrus, nectarine and apricot notes balanced by toasty French oak. The palate is rich and expressive with the stony minerality found in all of Vavasour's
white wines.

The fruit for the 2014 Chardonnay is composed of estate fruit from Vavasour's Home Vineyard, as well as a premiere grower vineyard in the Awatere Valley. After handpicking, the fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermented in French oak barriques (30% new) using indigenous yeast. Vavasour Chardonnay is made from a mix of Clone 95 (for elegance) and Mendoza (for richness). The wine was aged in oak for eleven months with weekly lees stirring to enhance the texture and flavour.

WINEORBIT.CO.NZ (Sam Kim, August 2015) - 93 Points
Delectable and expressive, this is a highly enjoyable chardonnay packed with mango, peach, nougat
and toasted almond characters. It is beautifully weighted and richly textured, finishing superbly
long and creamy. At its best: now to 2019.

Bob Campbell MW, March 2016 - 90 Points
An elegant, vibrant chardonnay with grapefruit, white peach, hazelnut and spicy oak flavours.
There's almost a suggestion of mineral character, which gives the wine a burgundy-like quality.
Reasonably light in flavour but with good varietal character. Drink 2016 to 2020.

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