Te Mania Estate Chardonnay (Nelson, New Zealand)

Te Mānia Chardonnay 2018 (Nelson, New Zealand) "...lemon, grapefruit, peach..."

Regular price $204.00 $162.95 Sale

The Nelson region has established a strong reputation for this classic variety producing many top award winning wines. Te Mania Chardonnay is an elegant wine made with just a little oak to compliment and show case the fresh fruity flavours.  It can be enjoyed on its own or with a wide variety of dishes.  It’s particularly good with seafood and white meat dishes.

Tasting:  Nectarine and ripe citrus/grapefruit characters with some light oak aromas. Delicious ripe stonefruit with hints of citrus on a full palate with a silky texture and a light background of French oak. The palate has appealing weight, texture and a long fresh finish.

Wine Making:  After pressing, the juice was fermented in French oak barrels (15% new).  The lees were stirred once a week for 4 months to add texture and complexity to the wine.  The wine was allowed to go 50% through a secondary malolactic fermentation.