Matchbook Old Head Californian Chardonnay 2019


100% Giguiere Family Dunnigan Hills Chardonnay

"Splendidly ripe and complex, the wine shows grilled peach, baked fig, cedar and vanilla characters on the nose. It's equally satisfying on the palate with excellent weight and roundness, combined with creamy mouthfeel and refreshing acidity, finishing gorgeously long and satisfying. At its best: now to 2024. NZ Distributor: Procure. Nov 2020." Drink 2021 - 2024 93/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

The 2019 vintage is true to the Matchbook Chardonnay signature style: a delicious balance of fruit and toasty oak. A golden sunshine color, the wine opens with a fresh bouquet of melons and apples. The aromas are echoed in the rich flavors of apricot and honey, butter and toast. 60% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation adding a nice creamy texture that leads to a long, lingering finish. 

Not too oaky, not too fruity, this Chardonnay is juuuust right! Our secret is to age our Chardonnay is a combination of older barrels and brand-new oak to achieve the right balance of tropical fruit, cream and vanilla." Winery