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2019 Lime Hill Wairarapa Chardonnay

2019 Lime Hill Wairarapa Chardonnay

98 Points Raymond Chan
2019 Lime Hill Wairarapa Chardonnay
98 Points Raymond Chan

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A sophisticated Chardonnay from the lime-clay hillsides of Wairarapa. Like its Pinot stablemate, this super-elegant white benefits from ideal soils and elevated aspect to produce a weighty but refined, beautifully handled Burgundy style. With deep citrus nuanced by harmonious mineral and mealy notes, this new Chardonnay is delicious now and will be for a good few years.

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$44.99 in mixed 6+ or $49.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

"Lime Hill Vineyard is the joint wine venture of Karl Johner of Johner Estate at Gladstone with his winemaker Raphael Burki. The small vineyard is close-planted to a density of 6,000 vines per ha, on limestone soil with a thin layer of clay topsoil, and has 0.4 ha of predominantly Mendoza clone Chardonnay and 0.9 ha of Pinot Noir, clones, 667, 777, 115, 10/5, Abel and 5, established in 2013. The hillside vineyard, east of Masterton sits at 280 m.a.s.l. and clearly designed to follow the burgundy model." -- Raymond Chan

What The Critics Say

98/100 Raymond Chan- Candice Chow

"Bright, pale yellow-gold with some depth, slightly lighter edged. The nose is elegant and refined, nuances of citrus, stonefruit melded with crunchy minerals, toasted almonds and oak spice elements. Medium-bodied on a fine, sleek mineral line; aromas of stonefruit intermix citrus, grapefruit zest have concentration; unveiling well-proportioned oak elements presented in spices and mouthfeel elegantly, along with a touch of creaminess. Chalky mineral mouthfeel left a fine coating on the palate along with lively acid precision to a long lingering finish. This is a mineral-driven Chardonnay with well-proportioned citrus, stonefruit and oak element, persistence and elegancy. Match with scampi and clams risotto over the next 6-8 years. 13% alc. 19.5/20 pts (98 pts) Jan 2021"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Martinborough / Wairarapa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2020 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with PORK
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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