- Region New Zealand
- Wine Style Rich Oaky Whites
- Wine Type White
- Grapes Chardonnay
- Body Full
Discover the award-winning Babich Irongate Chardonnay 2022, a true gem from one of New Zealand's most highly acclaimed wineries. The Irongate range draws its name from the Irongate aquifer that runs 25 metres below the stony soils of the Gimblett Road vineyard, resulting in wines with flinty and lean characteristics that are highly sought-after by wine enthusiasts.
For over 100 years, the Babich family has been crafting exceptional wines using traditional winemaking techniques, passed down from generation to generation. Their commitment to sustainability and quality is evident in every bottle, making them a favorite among wine lovers who appreciate the craft and community of family-owned wineries.
The Babich Irongate Chardonnay 2022 is no exception. This wine is a true reflection of the family's dedication to producing high-quality wines that stand the test of time. With its extended cellaring potential, this wine is rated "Potential Classic" in Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines.
Story and Heritage
The Babich family has been making wine for over 100 years, starting with Josip Babich who emigrated from Croatia to New Zealand in 1910. Today, the family's winery is run by Joe Babich, the third generation of the family to carry on the tradition. The Babich winery is located in the heart of New Zealand's wine country, with vineyards in Hawke's Bay, Marlborough, and Auckland.
The Irongate range is named after the aquifer that runs beneath the Gimblett Road vineyard, where the grapes for this Chardonnay are grown. The stony soils and unique climate of this region result in wines with a distinct character and flavor profile.
Tasting Notes and Food Pairings
The Babich Irongate Chardonnay 2022 is a complex and elegant wine with notes of citrus, white peach, and toasted oak. On the palate, it is rich and creamy with a long, lingering finish. This wine pairs perfectly with seafood, poultry, and creamy pasta dishes.
- Family-owned winery with over 100 years of winemaking tradition
- Named after the Irongate
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Shipping & Returns
- Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $6.99 for Auckland, $8.99 for the North Island and $11.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $11.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
- Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
- Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
- We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
- We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We’ll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the ‘Complete Orders’ link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We’ll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we’ve received and processed the returned item.