Mountford Estate Liaison Chardonnay 2020 750ml
Mountford Estate was established in 1991 by Buffy and Michael Eaton who chose the site for its elevation and active limestone soils.
The vineyard is set in a park like environment on the North West face of the Waipara Valley’s eastern hills below the Teviotdale range. Dubbed the golden mile, as the aspect gains high amounts of light and heat. The soils, which are marl (active limestone), add a fine minerality t0 the finished wines.
The low impact high attention to detail means that our spray regime is based on building the health of the vines with fermented fish fertilizers, and organic inputs. Our canopy management is vigorous with the aim of keeping the constant spring and summer growth open and light – letting the nor-westers and North Canterbury sun keep the vines disease free.
Handpicked, whole bunch pressed, fermented and aged in French oak. Ripe stone fruits, passion fruit, buttery fudge and vanilla bean are finished with a crisp juicy acidity. 100% Malolactic fermentation helps round out the mouthfeel.