It is crazy to think that Californian Chardonnay is so popular in NZ. Drilling down you can see why; warm climate wine growing that producers a soft and rich style of wine.
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"Our Bogle Chardonnay is the epitome of a hand-crafted wine. Harvested by hand and whole cluster pressed, half of the grapes go directly into stainless steel tanks to retain their crisp, fresh nature. The other half of the grapes are fermented in new American oak, where they age on the lees for 8 months, with monthly stirring. The finished wine is blended together just before bottling, resulting in a complex and delightful wine.
Green apple and pear aromas classically characterize this wine as Clarksburg, while honeycomb and vanilla heighten the first impression. The rich, round entry rolls into a viscous and silky mouthfeel, surrounded by Asian pears and Honeycrisp apples. The finish lingers long and soft, like the wafting aromas of grandma’s warm apple pie." Winery notes
50% in new American oak, 50% in stainless steel, 8 months in new American oak. Sur lie aged and hand stirred (batonnage) monthly.
Clarksburg, Dunnigan Hills and Monterey.