Purity and power with green apple, oyster-shell, struck-flint and subtle spicy oak. A distinctive and attractive chardonnay that can certainly be appreciated now but will develop well with bottle age. 95 points, Gold Ribbon, Bob Campbell MW
Organic, Pisa, Central Otago
Akarua de Bettencor Chardonnay 2020
The inaugural release for this single block organic Chardonnay from our De-Bettencor vineyard. Produced from the oldest organic vines in Central Otago this vineyard is tucked neatly under the ancient glacial slopes of the Pisa Ranges.
A beautifully elegant and harmonious wine - hand-harvested and whole bunch pressed with extended lees contact and aged in neutral french oak for 18 months.
Aromas of white smoke, golden apple & grilled Central Otago peach.
A bright, fruity pallet of zesty lime, pink grapefruit, apricot & papaya. Moving towards a finish of caramelised toffee apple, roasted nuts & a cinnamon coated brioche.
A members only limited series - only 50 cases produced. ... read more