Chardonnay, Kidnappers Vineyard

Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay
A modern, New World expression of pure Chardonnay.

The cool yet sunny environment of our Te Awanga Vineyard near Cape Kidnappers allows the development of intense Chardonnay flavours in the grapes, captured using traditional winemaking techniques seen in the Chablis region of France.

  • Tasting Notes

  • Vintage Details

  • Winemaking

  • Pale golden straw with green hue. Lifted aromatics of honeysuckle, lemon zest and toasted almond. Finely structured on the palate with subtle fresh flavours of grapefruit, white peach, wet stone and a mouthwatering salty/briny character on the finish.

  • Warm and dry, excellent

    Production level: 62 hl/ha
    Hand harvested: 65%

  • Whole bunch:  65%    
    Destemmed:  35%    
    Fermentation vessel:    Stainless steel tanks and French oak puncheons and cuves
    Fermentation:    Inoculated
    Barrel type:    French oak barriques
    New barrel %:   8%   
    Maturation:  9 months  
    Fining:    Yes
    Filtration:   Yes
    Bottled:    Feb-14


    Alcohol:    13.00
    Residual sugar:    Dry
    pH:    3.4
    Acidity: 5.7g/l