Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 750ml
The cool yet sunny environment of our Te Awanga Vineyard near Cape Kidnappers allows the development of intense Chardonnay flavours in the grapes, captured using traditional winemaking techniques seen in the Chablis region of France.
Pale lemon straw with faint green hue. Complex and refreshing aromatics of melon rind, sea spray, honeysuckle and a hint of beeswax. Very precise across the palate with ripe citrus and subtle oak highlights and a long, texturally dry and almost saline-like finish.
3-6 years from vintage
Warm & dry summer, wet final ripening period
31 hl/ha average
Combination of French oak cuves, puncheons and top stainless steel tanks
Indigenous and inoculated
French oak puncheons