2021 Big Sky Martinborough Chardonnay

91 Points Richard Caro
In stock
A new Chardonnay from a hands-on producer in this classic region for the grape. Big Sky offer yet another wonderful white, a wine of lovely depth and balance that captures the potential of this excellent vineyard in Gladstone where this fruit is sourced. Drink now or cellar.
$35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle



Its Origins

Big Sky Wines is the Te Muna Road Martinborough wine venture of Katherine Jacobs and Jeremy Corban who returned to New Zealand from France in 2005 to make world class, hand-crafted wines that express their origins. Katherine studied and worked in viticulture and winemaking in New Zealand and France, doing vintages in Bordeaux. Jeremy is a fourth generation winemaker, a scion of the famous Corban family. Katherine and Jeremy are part of the fabric of the Te Muna Road district, with well-known neighbours Craggy Range, The Escarpment Vineyard, Te Hera and Julicher Estate around them. Katherine and Jeremy took over a site established by Ian Campbell, with 1.8 ha of Sauvignon Blanc and clone 10/5 Pinot Noir planted in 1989, and 4.2 ha of clone 115 Pinot Noir planted in 1999. They have revitalised the vineyard and personally tend the vineyard. The first crops were sold as contract fruit, but from 2013, their own label ‘Big Sky’ became the main focus, taking 80% of the yield, a reversal of the past.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes

"Bouquet White stonefruit, vanilla and butterscotch. Honeyed nuts, apricots, and biscuity brioche, with good midpalate weight and mouth filling complexity. Food Match: Fresh oysters, roast chicken and pinenuts, summer ratatouille. 100% barrel ferment 50% in new puncheons, 50% in seasoned oak barriques. Wild yeast ferment, full malo."

Variety Chardonnay
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.00%
Maturity 2022 - 2026

This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PORK



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