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Swamp Reserve Chardonnay 2014
GOLD MEDAL & MICHAEL COOPER 5 STARS One of NZ's classic wines.
Vintage 2014 was magnificent in Hawkes Bay. We hand harvested our best Chardonnay block on 31/3/14. The fruit was chilled and trucked to Auckland for whole bunch pressing. About 40% of the juice went straight to barrel ex the press for a wild ferment and the balance was settled, racked and inoculated before being run off to oak. All of the oak used across the two parcels was French and all of the wine went through MLF. So, overall, the wine is 40% wild ferment and 40% new oak. The wine stayed in barrel, on gross lees until 28/1/15. Post assemblage in tank, the wine was filtered and bottled on 9/3/15.
Pale in the glass as a young wine, but will develop pale gold tints with time in the bottle.
Year after year the fruit from this vineyard exhibits ripe lemon and grapefruit characters. This is interwoven with subtle oak and lees and MLF derived creaminess.
Harmony and balance have become two of the hallmarks of our Swamp Reserve style. This wine has fineness and structure, yet is also incredibly complex and long.
Our Reserve Chardonnays drink beautifully after about 12 to 18 months, and then cellar out to around five years in the correct environment.
Full flavoured chardonnays are great food wines, especially richly flavoured meat dishes such as lamb, pork and duck, and seafood - crayfish, salmon and trout. Accompanying sauces could include citrus, apple, nuts, mushrooms and aromatic herbs.
Independent Reviewer's Comment
“Bright, light yellow/green, deliciously weighty and rich. A powerful, youthful wine, it has deep, ripe stone-fruit flavours, slightly buttery and toasty, impressive complexity and a harmonious, lasting finish. Clearly a top vintage, it should be at its best mid-2016+.” Michael Cooper
Suggested Wine List Description
Full, rich and complex white wine, with delicious sweet fruit flavours, well balanced with nut and oak tones and great length of flavour.
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