Chardonnay
2012
2012

Wairau River (pronounced why-raow) produces wines exclusively sourced from our family estate vineyards first established in 1978 by Phil and Chris Rose. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra-ripe fruit are utilized to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance.

This Chardonnay was produced from the orginal Home Block and Sam Rose's vineyard, both located on the banks of the Wairau River.

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Wine Notes
Color
Pale gold
Aroma
Fruitful aromas of nectarine and citrus, complemented by delicate floral and savory notes.
Taste
The aromatic characteristics translate generously through the palate with lime, ripe peach and biscuit flavors complemented and finely integrated in French oak.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
Chardonnay
Appellation: 
Marlborough District
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Sugar Level: 
2.90 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
After a whole-bunch press the juice was fermented in a mix of newand old French oak barriques with a small portion in stainless steel.
Length/Type of Aging: 
After 10 months the wine was blended and left to settle before bottling on the Wairau River Estate.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
New Zealand