Valli Waitaki Chardonnay 2019Regular price $80.00 Save $-80.00
Notes on the 2019 Vintage:
The 2019 growing season was cool in nature, particularly at flowering, resulting in a small fruit set and a “normal” Waitaki harvest in late April / early May. The limestone-rich soils influence both the shape and the flow of this wine with its mouth-filling texture underlined by candid acidity. The nose has both tropical and citrus aromas with hints of zest and vanilla. The intense palate builds in the mouth with a silky/citrus character that is wonderfully salivating. Made in tiny quantities, this young wine is immediately enjoyable and will continue to reward for many years.
Few words from the Valli team:
'The small bunches were hand-harvested and whole bunch pressed for gentle extraction. The pressed juice was homogenized and put directly to barrel without settling in order to benefit from the full solids during fermentation. The wine was fermented in French oak barriques (22% new) with weekly stirring through malolactic fermentation. It was blended at 11 months and bottled without filtration. Natural sediment may occur.'
11 months (22% new) french oak
100% whole bunch pressend
Soil: limestone-based soil
Only 120 bottles available at Kinross