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2016 China Terrace Chardonnay

  • USD $42.00
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Pale straw colour. Golden peach, honeydew and barrel aromas on the nose, this single vineyard Chardonnay shows clear distinction of site and subregion. 

Pale straw colour. Golden peach, honeydew and barrel aromas on the nose, this single vineyard Chardonnay shows clear distinction of site and subregion. 

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This Chardonnay is from Gibbston Valley's China Terrace vineyard located in the Bendigo subregion of Central Otago. The vineyard's altitude, combined with its complex accumulation of loess, clay and schist in the soil, gives  wines that are fresh, bright and complex.

Pale straw colour. Golden peach, honeydew and barrel aromas come through on the nose. The palate unfulrls with beautiful delicacy, expanding generously yet with quiet grace. The impression is of finesse and elegance with layers of creamy fruit. A subtle minerality punctuates the finish.

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Cellaring:

The 2016 China Terrace Chardonnay will be drinking best in two - five years but will cellar for up to 10.

Technical Specifications

Harvest Analysis
Harvest Date: 7 April 2015
˚Brix: 23.8ºBrix
Titratable Acidity: 8.20g/L (As Tartaric
pH: 3.19 pH
Wine Analysis
Alcohol: 14.5% v/v
Residual Sugar: 2.0g/L
Titratable Acidity: 6.00g/L (A
pHpH: 3.29 pH

Vineyard Location

92 - Robert Parker

2016 China Terrace Chardonnay

Fleshy without being at all fat, the 2016 China Terrace Chardonnay combines that ample feel on the palate with subtle, classy notes of pencil shavings, pear and vanilla. This fine, elegant Chardonnay, with a silky texture and a long finish, should drink well for another 3-4 years.

Food Match

With citrus aromas and a cleansing and fresh palate, this Chardonnay pairs especially well with seafood. Partner it with a delicate fish like flounder or blue cod. 

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