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2016 China Terrace 95 Chardonnay

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Within Gibbston Valley’s China Terrace vineyard, there is a gentle, west leaning side ,hugging the perimeter of the Chardonnay block in this north facing site. With exposure to the evening sun and prevailing westerly, the fruit here is especially good.

Within Gibbston Valley’s China Terrace vineyard, there is a gentle, west leaning side ,hugging the perimeter of the Chardonnay block in this north facing site. With exposure to the evening sun and prevailing westerly, the fruit here is especially good.

The China Terrace 95 Chardonnay comes from these rows and a single clone, 95. It produces wine with fine acidity, fresh lined structure, complexity and a long minerality.

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Description:

Grown in China Terrace vineyard, located in the Bendigo subregion of Central Otago, this Single Vineyard Chardonnay comes from a few rows of premium fruit and a single clone, 95. This wine has lovely cool-edged clarity and precision. 

The nose, whilst restrained, has a very complex array of white blossom and citrus, delicately punctuating more nutty and savoury tones. On the palate, there's a thread of acidity flickering energy through the lattice of clear cut fruit.

Maintaining immaculate poise, it threads an intense, crisply mineral path through the end. Barrel funk and creaminess play in quiet support. 

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Cellaring:

With its clean, fresh structure, the China Terrace 95 Chardonnay will benefit from five years in the cellar and will cellar comfortably for 10 years.

Technical Specifications

Harvest Analysis
Harvest Date: 5/4/2016
˚Brix: 22.7
Titratable Acidity: 7.80 g/l
pH:
Wine Analysis
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: Nil
Titratable Acidity: 6.00 g/l
pHpH: 3.31

Vineyard Location

93 Points Robert Parker

2016 China Terrace B95 Chardonnay

The 2016 China Terrace B95 Chardonnay is a clonal selection but otherwise is similar to the regular China Terrace Chardonnay. It sees the same 20% new French oak (a mix of used puncheons and new barriques). Smoke and toasted hazelnut aromas lead the way, backed by creamy-textured notes of apple and citrus. This medium to full-bodied wine finishes long and crisp, suggesting it has the ability to evolve through 2025.

Food Match

With creamy stone fruit with bright, clean acidity, this Chardonnay pairs especially well with Chicken or fish.

2016 china terrace b95 chardonnay food match