2010 Clos de Ste. Anne Chardonnay 1.5L
There is a lovely brightness which smells like yellow. Exotic aromas of acorns, gardenia, and tangy white peach allude to the full richness of the palate. Lineal acid freshens the mouth while finishing with an expansive tangy zest.
Clos de Ste. Anne is a single vineyard situated on steep northeast facing slopes in the foothills of Poverty Bay. The 2009 Chardonnay comes from older plantings from the original Naboth’s Vineyard1 Kings Ch. 21. The soil type is loam over calcareous sedimentary rock.
Notes from the Winemaker:
The 2010 vintage is again an energetic, luminous wine. The hand-harvested grapes were gently pressed into barriques and the young juice underwent natural fermentation with vineyard yeasts. Extended time in barrel on primary yeast lees offers a biscuity richness to the primary fruit. Biodynamically we often talk about luminosity and this wine has a lovely brightness and smells like yellow. Exotic aromas of acorns, gardenia, and tangy white peach allude to the full richness of the palate.
A calcification of dryness is felt on the middle of the tongue with enhanced minerality, for which this vineyard is now well recognised, contributing to a palate of intense interest.
Aging on the spent yeast lees for over ten months, without the use of sulphur dioxide, adds sweet yeast, shortbread and mealy aromas and fills the mouth with toasty, nutty richness. This incredible wine has length and breadth and very good ageing potential.
Bottled on the property, using the finest natural cork.
Store lying down.
This wine enjoys a time to rest in a decanter before serving.
Drink from 2012 – 2021.
Wine from Certified Organic and Biodynamic Grapes.
Total acidity: 7.6 g/l pH: 3.37