2023 Torlesse Chardonnay
Waipara grapes are from the Rayner and McKenzie Vineyards located in Waipara at latitude 43° South, close to the winery. The soils vary from free draining sites of the Weka stream terraces to heavier clay loams on the Waipara valley floor, all the terrain is gently undulating. The average age of the Chardonnay vines varies from 20 to 25 years.
- Machine Harvested
- Harvest brix ranged from 22 to 23 Brix
- Pressing, then cold settling was followed by
- Fermentation in barriques
- No animal products are used in the production of this wine so it is Vegan friendly
- Alcohol 13.0 % by volume
- Acid 6.5 gm/L [as tartaric]
- Residual Sugar 5 gm/L
- 290 cases produced
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The grapes are from two different vineyard sites that give a range of ripeness and hence different flavours
The structure of the wine reflects the soil type, the heavier soils provide body and structure, the lighter soils
add fresh aromatics. This wine shows ripe citrus and stone fruit flavours, hints of mineral characters and subtle
spicy oak from barrique fermentation. The wine was made in a light oak style with the main focus on fruit.
Enjoy with chicken, pork or seafood dishes.
Screw top closure is used to preserve fresh fruit flavours and to allow the wine to age gracefully and reach its
full potential with no bottle-to-bottle variation.