Chardonnay 2019
Bay of Islands Boathouse

Chardonnay 2019

$27.50

Tasting Notes

The Boathouse Chardonnay like its namesake is a real crowd pleaser.  Intriguing aromas of lemon citrus, toasted brioche and hints of butterscotch matched with light mineral freshness makes for a beautifully balanced Chardonnay.  The lovely pithy texture in this wine will make it perfect for classic parings of crayfish, fresh grilled snapper and shellfish.  You’ll find those served at The Boathouse most days too.

  • Vineyard & Winemaking

    The fruit was whole-bunch pressed to tank, before being racked to barrels for fermentation. Fermentation was undertaken by a mix of indigenous and cultured yeast in French oak barriques, 10% new. Partial malolactic fermentation adds complexity and a creamy mouthfeel to the wine. Aged on yeast lees in barrel for 11 months and in tank for a further 3 months before bottling.

    Harvested from a mix of Chardonnay clones B95, 548, and UCD15 vines growing in the greywacke clay soils of the Purerua Peninsula. The 2019 vintage was an outstanding growing season, this Chardonnay being hand-picked between the 16th of February and the 8th of March.

  • Vintage Notes

    Next time you join us at The Landing make sure you arrive by boat.  Making the turn into the protected cove of Wairoa Bay you’ll see The Boathouse.  The original woolshed is now where we entertain guests all summer long.

    The Boathouse Chardonnay like its namesake is a real crowd pleaser.  Intriguing aromas of lemon citrus, toasted brioche and hints of butterscotch matched with light mineral freshness makes for a beautifully balanced Chardonnay.  The lovely pithy texture in this wine will make it perfect for classic parings of crayfish, fresh grilled snapper and shellfish.  You’ll find those served at The Boathouse most days too.

    The Landing Vineyard sits above The Boathouse on the Purerua Peninsula has been farmed for over a century, the Chardonnay vines have been selectively planted on the dry north facing slopes that naturally moderate vigour ensuring high quality, well balanced wines.

Elegant, youthful chardonnay with grapefruit, white peach, toast, root ginger, oyster-shell, mineral and spicy oak flavours. An appealing wine with a gentle texture and lengthy finish. Offers value at this price. 4 stars, 93 points

Bob Campbell

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