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  • Incredibly sought-after & iconic wine- the last white to ever come from te Whau vineyards.
  • Rated as a "New Zealand Classic" by the renowned Michael Cooper.
  • Compared to a Grand Cru Corton-Charlemagne by Hugh Johnson.

Tasting Notes

Colour Pale Lemon
Nose Light, soft, sweet aromatics of banana, lemon and icing sugar pancakes.
Palate Powerful and restrained, bristling with young fruit forward flavours of yellow passionfruit, green apple and starfruit. Bold oak and fine limestone minerality carry this wine to a very long, lingering finish. Intense, with years of cellaring potential.
Food Pairing Chicken breast with creamy mushroom sasuce.
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes Produced from three clones of Chardonnay, grown on gentle, sheltered slopes just above te Whau Bay. Matured in the vineyard's underground cellars on French oak, with minimal filtration.
Variety Chardonnay
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2017
Region Waiheke Island
Country New Zealand
Sustainability Biodynamic
Alcohol 13.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
Waiheke Island
Waiheke Island is renowned for producing world-class red wines and more recently white wines as well.

Waiheke has become known as New Zealand's "island of wine," home to a dedicated group of winegrowers who have successfully matched the maritime climate and ancient soil structures to the selection of classical grape varieties to produce red and white wines with distinctive varietal character.

The climate is well suited to growing Bordeaux wine-type grapes, though some Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc varieties are also considered to be good.

Waiheke winegrowers regularly win awards for Syrah (Kennedy Point's 2007 Syrah won best Syrah in the world in 2009), proving the island's terroir suits it well.


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