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Ata Rangi,"Craighall" Chardonnay

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Region: Martinborough
Vintage: 2005
Grape Varieties:
Chardonnay 100% Colour: White Wine
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Stelvin (Screw Closure)

Availability: Out of stock

€49.50

Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
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Aromas of rose and rose-hip, with a touch of spice and roasted fennel. Freshly baked old fashioned apple pie notes, with a creamy and mealy character, and wonderful balance on the palate.
Hand-picked fruit was whole bunch pressed in a Willmes membrane press. Unsettled juice was fully barrel-fermented in Burgundy barriques, of which 25% was new oak, using indigenous yeasts. Fermentation took place between 15-20°C. The lees were stirred during this time in all barrels and partial malolactic fermentation occurred. The wine was aged in barrel on the lees for 9 months before bottling in March 2012.

The Domaine
Clive planted the bare, stony 5 hectare home paddock at the edge of Martinborough in 1980 and, in doing so, was one of a handful of people who pioneered grape growing in the area. Renowned for their Pinot Noir, which is consistently ranked as one of New Zealand’s best, Ata Rangi also produces a range of white wines including Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Food Pairing
Freshly baked old fashioned apple pie notes, with a creamy and mealy character, and wonderful balance on the palate.

"Craighall" Chardonnay "Craighall" Chardonnay
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