Mystery Creek Wines Waikato Chardonnay
The Chardonnay for this wine is grown on our Home Block vineyard at our winery site on the South bank of the Waikato River. The Chardonnay plantings on the Mystery Creek Wines home block are among the oldest plantings we have. A mix of Clone 6, Mendoza and Clone 95 are planted for a mix of flavour intensity and acid retention. 2013 was characterised by a warm, dry growing season which allowed good fruit ripening and low disease pressure.
This is an excellent value Chardonnay which displays lovely stone fruit flavours complemented by slightly flinty barrel fermentation characters. A good acid backbone provides balance.
Try this wine with subtly seasoned chicken dishes or with creamy dressings.
Hand picked fruit was whole bunch pressed and the juice was settled overnight before being racked off heavy lees to French oak barriques for fermentation. A mix of wild fermentation and selected yeast was used.
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