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Lot 14 – 2023 Mission Barrel Aged Chardonnay

56 litres / 75 bottles

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Auction Lot Details

This Chardonnay was sourced off selected blocks from Church Road, Maraekakaho and the Ngatarawa Triangle.

The vines vary between 15 and 25 years of age, all clone 15 and Mendoza that is very low cropping due to vine age. The blocks have been selected through their proven track record for producing fruit with very good flavour development.

The Church Road fruit was hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. The rest gently crushed. The pressing is light to achieve low extraction from the skins and ensure a wine with delicate and subtle nuances. The juice was barrel fermented in French oak. Barrel ageing on the yeast lees for 10 months has given optimum oak integration and complexity.

The aromas are complex and sweet, showing toasty stone fruit aromas with hints of tropical fruit and flinty notes. The palate is rich with a fine structure with forward fruit and a long clean finish.

Winemaker

Alex Roper

Winery

Mission Estate

Website

https://missionestate.co.nz/

Auction Lot Details

This Chardonnay was sourced off selected blocks from Church Road, Maraekakaho and the Ngatarawa Triangle.

The vines vary between 15 and 25 years of age, all clone 15 and Mendoza that is very low cropping due to vine age. The blocks have been selected through their proven track record for producing fruit with very good flavour development.

The Church Road fruit was hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. The rest gently crushed. The pressing is light to achieve low extraction from the skins and ensure a wine with delicate and subtle nuances. The juice was barrel fermented in French oak. Barrel ageing on the yeast lees for 10 months has given optimum oak integration and complexity.

The aromas are complex and sweet, showing toasty stone fruit aromas with hints of tropical fruit and flinty notes. The palate is rich with a fine structure with forward fruit and a long clean finish.

Winemaker

Alex Roper

Winery

Mission Estate

Website

https://missionestate.co.nz/