Brightwater Lord Rutherford Barrique Chardonnay 2015

“A full-bodied, barrique fermented Chardonnay with intense aromas of peaches and butterscotch. The palate is beautifully balanced with integrated premium french oak, leading into a long seductive finish.”

$34.99

 

5%
(light)
13.5%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

Winemaker's Notes

Handling in the winery was very gentle. The grapes were whole bunch pressed and the juice transferred to french oak barriques for fermentation. 100% barrique fermentation with 25% new oak barrels. We allowed full malolactic fermentation then aged the wine on yeast lees for 14 months. The best barrels were then selected and blended together to create an elegant, full bodied, finely balanced and complex wine. The bottled wine has been held in the winery for a further 12 months to ensure smooth and settled aging before release.

Vintage
2014
Variety
Chardonnay
Color
White
Region
Nelson
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750