Wild yeast and lees contact adds complexity and depth. White florals, lime citrus, crème brulee and poached nectarine.
Passage Rock Waiheke Island Reserve Chardonnay 2020 5 stars Michael Cooper
This wine was fermented using wild indigenous yeasts and cultured yeast in a selection of new and used barrels. Malolactic fermentation adds complexity and depth. Aromas of white florals, mandarin and creamy brulee. Fresh and crisp palate exhibiting nashi pear, caramelized citrus and cashew with a creamy mouthfeel, toasty undertones and a lingering finish.
Full of potential, the 2020 vintage (5*) was hand-picked and fermented in “large, mostly new French oak barrels.” Bright, light lemon/green, it is a powerful, weighty style, with rich, ripe stone-fruit flavours, strongly seasoned with biscuity oak, savoury notes adding complexity and a powerful finish. Best drinking 2023+. Details Type: White Wines Variety: Chardonnay Vintage:…
|Dimensions||1000 × 20 × 30 cm|